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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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I have to say that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was a great film. Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, and the supporting bunch gave great performances. It’s another brilliant screenplay from Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich and Adaptation), and an amazing directorial effort by Michel Gondry. Lastly, the cinematography by Ellen Kuras is just phenomenal; it helps create the whole blurred schizophrenic mood for the film.

The film can be a little confusing at times, but if you try not to concentrate on where in the time line things are happening, things just tend to fall into place.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is about a couple Joel (Carrey) and Clementine (Winslet), who having an amazing connection despite the fact that they are polar opposites. The basic gist of the film, is that the relationship ends and then they have the relationship erased from their memories. Despite the loss of memories there will always be a certain emotional attachment to the people in your past.

During the process with Joel, things go somewhat awry. The films centers on what is going on inside Joel’s head, and how he can’t seem to let go of Clementine. One of the major themes which are dealt with in the film is how memory really affects and constitutes what happens in our lives.

The film is full of laughter, but can be extremely heartbreaking at certain times. The great vulnerable performances by the entire cast are, just another reason why this film will stand up as one of the best of the year.

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  • Eric Olsen

    Thanks MW, great to see you back. I’m convinced about this one.