Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

eternalsunshineEternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
The blurb: When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
My rating: 4/5
Tagged: drama, romance, science-fiction
Date I watched this movie 21/02/2016

What did I think?I watched this movie with my dad and Jimmy – my Dad’s a big Jim Carrey film and I’d never heard of this movie until now.

The movie basically tells the story of Joel and Clementine, they had a relationship that did not end well, luckily for both, there is a doctor who offers an alternative to suffering from heart breaking: erase all the memories related to a person. While the premise sounds a little too weird, it establishes a very interesting possibility, what if you could do this? It makes you think about it for a while; yes, we do all have memories we would wish to go away, but would we do it? Is it better to forget than to face and learn from the experience? The `memory deleting’ situation is definitely one of the best moments of the film.

And it is because in Joel’s `memory deleting’ process (which takes the most part of the film), we get to see all their memories together… tender moments that make you realize what a wonderful relationship they had. It is in this moment in which Joel faces that he may not want to delete Clementine from his head. There are other subplots related to the characters who do the `memory deleting’ which are ok but do not add anything of value to the central story of Joel and Clementine.

While it has some funny moments the movie is not a comedy, actually Carrey’s acting is superb in his character of quiet and indecisive Joel, Kate Winslet performs great as supporting Clementine in Joel’s brain while his memories are being deleted.

Do not be fooled by the premise of the film, it is a very serious movie about relationships and what we learn from them.

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7 thoughts on “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

  1. This film has been on my list for a while! The whole premise sounds interesting – but on a personal level, I’d rather keep my memories because I know they shaped the way I am today.

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  2. I’ve not seen this movie, but I’ve heard such amazing things about it and it’s always one I’ve wanted to watch before. I actually didn’t realize Jim Carrey’s in it – I’m not really a big fan, but he has done really well in some movies I’ve seen him in. And Kate Winslet is always great!

    I’m glad you enjoyed the film, and the premise sounds really interesting. I don’t think I could ever delete the memories I’ve shared with someone even if it ended bad; I try not to focus on the bad and remember the good because that’s what made it worth it.

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  3. I love, love this film. One of my favorites really. One of those that makes you laugh and cry. I love the visuals, the acting is superb, and not a bad soundtrack either. Glad you liked it

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  4. It sounds like a good movie, but not my genre.
    To be fully true, my first impression after reading your reviews was that it’s not a movie for teens or young people, but mainly for middle-aged or even elderly people. There sure could be people in their 20s or 30s who might like it or elders who might find it boring, but that’s my personal impression: it’s a movie you must be “psychologically prepared” to watch as it’s no comedy, chick flick or action movie you have fun watching.

    P.S.= I finally added your link to my blog roll page (Flyhigh.nu/exeunt.php); sorry it took so long. ^^;;;

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