Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Genre – Drama, Romance, Comedy.
Rated – R.
Year – 2004.
Running Time – 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Director – Michel Gondry.
Stars – Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Jane Adams, David Cross, and Deirdre O’Connell.
Story Breakdown – A man learns that his ex-girlfriend has had him literally erased from her memory, so he decides to undergo the same procedure. After beginning though, he starts to have second thoughts.
Oscar Wins – (1) – Original Screenplay.
My Rating – 3 and 1/2 (out of 4)
Review – Odd, funny, bitter, and entertaining film is extremely well-crafted. It takes some conventional romance plots and changes them up brilliantly with twists by having a strange, intelligent screenplay. The direction, camerawork, and settings are all rewarding, but it’s the cast that really stands out; Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet give some of their finest work and are perfect together. A rare, special treasure of a film.