In Case you Missed It

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind :


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a film that takes us on a deep dive into an idea. The idea of who we are to other people, and how that effects our lives. This is tackled through the use of memories as a means by which to visually represent this idea. The movie confronts us with the idea of being able to undergo a medical procedure to totally remove the memories of someone from out mind.


In what is probably the best turn of acting we have seen so far from usually funny man Jim Carrey, his introverted and underplayed Joel is balanced perfectly by the extroverted and over done Clementine played by Kate Winslet. The story itself revolves mostly around there relationship, and the many ups and down they face as both very flawed human beings, just looking for their own peace of mind.


The story also follows some very interesting and intertwined side plots with characters that over lap in organic ways that help carry forward the narrative. Playing with the themes of memories allows the film to take some more stylistic and artistic choices in its cinematography and the way it seamlessly blends aspects of memories with current versions of the characters.


Directed by Michel Gondry and staring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo and more, Eternal Sunshine part phsycological thriller, part drama, part comedy, part romance, but all great movie. Totally worth the time for anyone who is a fan of intelligent film making, good acting and greatly executed concepts.


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