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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo View All


Michel Gondry (Director), Charlie Kaufman (Screenplay), Charlie Kaufman (Story), Michel Gondry (Story) View All

Released: Mar. 19th, 2004
Runtime: 1 hour, 48 minutes
Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.
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Because, why use a bunch of disintegrating structures and blurry, claustrophobic memory scramble on a plot that can be boiled down to "Baby, please don't go"?A couple of scenes involving a memory version of Joel and Clementine trying to hide from the thingamajig are hilarious and daring, but the rest of the genius mind of Kaufman is wasted on the two running, and running, and running, then punctuated by three of four flashbacks, then back to running away.
It's about two years now since I started looking at film in a new light, the beginning of a passion that has lasted me until now and shows no signs of slowing down, and it started with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
This remove is most apparent when I watch what is probably the most all-around popular/acclaimed film he's ever penned, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
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