Novo (2005)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 8, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2005
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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.

James Crawford
Village Voice

Limosin's elliptical narrative, meant to correlate with his protagonist's blank-slate mind, instead plays as desultory and just plain confused.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

It's Memento as a Eurotrash sex comedy.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Playfully sexy.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

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.

Matthew Leyland

It's not hard to be charmed by lead actor Noriega.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

Kent Turner

Groundhog Day for the randy or 9 1/2 Weeks reduced to 9 1/2 hours

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Taking a cue from Memento, Novo positions a flesh-and-blood man's short-term memory as a kind of moral invisibility cloak.

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Tsubaki Sanjuro
Memento with more tits, but with less brains.