Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Reviews
I love seeing Jim Carrey in more serious roles rather than his usual annoying goofey self and even when his goofeyness was required in this movie it was toned down quite dramatically! Its a great cast, i love the concept and is just an entertaining and slightly confusing at the start which keeps you thinking!
Everything about this movie is beautiful, its beautifully written, beautifully acted and a lovely and beautiful concept with a strong meaning as well! Well worth the watch!
After their tumultuous relationship ends, Clementine decides to undergo a radical procedure wherein her memories of her ex Joel are erased . Upon learning she did this, Joel decides to do the same, but, during the middle of the process, Joel realizes he still loves her, and can't bring himself to let her go.
This is a really touching and deep film. It left me feeling a little depressed, but even then, it's still poignant and really well done. The Oscar-winning screenplay by Charlie Kaufman really shines. The wonderfully creative direction and editing are amazing as well. I just love the mix of in-camera and post production tricks to bring the story to life. The films is big on ideas, specifically their ramifications, and the ethics of them as well, and I really wish more films, but especially romantic ones, would follow suit.
The cast is simply spectacular. This is one of the best films of both Carrey and Winslet. And backing them are a top notch ensemble of Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, and Tom WIlkinson in major parts. Nobody gives a bad performance here, but, this is easily the Carrey and Winslet show. The characters are neat, well conceived, and enjoyable to watch interact with one another.
All in all, this is a real masterpiece. I could have used a little more blatant levity, but that's a minor thing. Definitely see this one if you haven't, because it is indeed worth the praise and admiration.
This film is thought-provoking, I believe primarily for critics and film insiders. I just didn't enjoy it. Here's a key statement: "I wish I'd stayed, I wish I'd done a lot of things." He's got regrets, so do we all. As painful as life's memories can be, I'm glad I have them. This type of technology would be wrong.
"I already forget how I used to feel about you."
Genius. Pure fucking genius. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of the most original films you'll ever see. It doesn't fall into one specific genre and it easily ranks as my favorite romantic movie of all time. Despite not being a standard romance film; it still is very much about there being one person for every person. No matter what you do, you can't get rid of that one person. You'll find each other again.
This is a beautiful, funny, emotional, heartfelt, odd, twisted, mind bending, warm, eccentric film. It's beyond words, beyond sentiment, beyond what most movies can do, to make the audience actually feel. I feel every moment of this film. It's sad at times, but by the end, you're caught up in just how beautiful this story is.
Joel and Clementine dated for a long time and when they break up, they're both devastated. Clementine has a procedure to have the memories of Joel erased, and when Joel finds this out, he elects to do the same. That short synopsis isn't really telling of just how original and smart this movie is. I don't want to give away too much because the less you know the better the effect. There's a lot of playing with the viewers knowledge of the situation. There's great connection between characters. Like the secretary and the doctors connection to Joel and Clementine. Just because you have this procedure doesn't mean you can fall out of love with the person you're erasing. I know this all doesn't make sense right now, but just watch the movie.
Eternal Sunshine is one of the most perfect films ever made in my opinion. Michel Gondry directs a Charlie Kauffman script, which if you know Kauffman, you knows he has one of the best minds in Hollywood. His stories are always original, but they also have a lot of humanity in them. The cast here is great as well. Jim Carrey, in his best role ever. He's playing a more dramatic character then we are used to, and is terrific with it. Kate Winslet plays Clementine. Then there's a supporting cast of Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson. Each and every one of them are perfect.
If you haven't seen this one yet, I really envy you. Watching this movie for the first time will be something of a joy for you. I know it was for me at least. I've seen this a few times now, and I'm still always overwhelmed by it. I just absolutely love everything about it, and I can't understand how anyone couldn't. It's a must watch and I can almost guarantee you'll fall in love with it too.
Both Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet out of their comfort zones when it comes ot how we are used to seeing them on screen, but both were enjoyable characters.
The concept of the clinic makes for an interesting focal point and twist on a film of Romance.
Entertaining, unique, makes you dust off the parts of your brain you rarely get to use!
Every time I watch this film I want to fall in love all over again.
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;