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The nature of love and memory and how the two sensations interrelate are explored in Jean-Pierre Limosin's 2002 film Novo. Office worker Graham (Eduardo Noriega) suffered a head injury that destroyed his ability to maintain long-term memories. Falling in love with the forgetful Graham, temporary office secretary Irene (Anna Mouglalis) takes the opportunity to engage Graham in a sexual relationship that feels like the beginning of a hot romance -- with plenty of adventurous sexual encounters along the way. While Irene insists that she'll maintain the memories for both of them until… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While its provocative theme clearly has dramatic and comedic possibilities, the film mostly fails to realize them, content to provide a series of erotic encounters with plenty of opportunities for its lead performers to undress."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Limosin's elliptical narrative, meant to correlate with his protagonist's blank-slate mind, instead plays as desultory and just plain confused."
‑ James Crawford, Village Voice
"It's Memento as a Eurotrash sex comedy."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Playfully sexy."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"Despite its philosophical pretensions, the film is fairly lightweight, and its good-looking cast and sleek production values are more memorable than any of its heady themes."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's not hard to be charmed by lead actor Noriega."
‑ Matthew Leyland, BBC.com
"Sleek, attractive and ultimately vapid, Novo applies to sex and love the concept of short-term memory loss used to such acute dramatic effect in Memento."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Groundhog Day for the randy or 9 1/2 Weeks reduced to 9 1/2 hours"
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"Taking a cue from Memento, Novo positions a flesh-and-blood man's short-term memory as a kind of moral invisibility cloak."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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