“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, and co-stars Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst, and Tom Wilkinson. It’s directed by Michel Gondry, who’s upcoming movie titled “Be Kind Rewind” looks as unique as this one.
Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) is a man who is devastated by the fact that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has gone through with a surgery that erased him from her memories. Joel then realizes that he is miserable without her and decides to erase Clemintine from his memory. As Joel watches each and every memory that they had disappear during the procedure, he then notices that he still loves her and will do anything not to erase her.
Let me start by saying that Jim Carrey has made the career choice of a life by staring in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, a uniquely perfected portrait of true love. Expertly written and a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. I usually don’t bother with romance movies, but I am glad to have finally seen this ingenious work of art. A moving tale with remarkable imagination combined with distinctive chemistry between Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.
Every scene held my interest and was played out perfectly. The warped mind of director Michel Gondry has such a gripping perspective that really shows itself off in this quirky and distinctive romantic drama. Kate Winslet was nominated for her lovable role as Clementine and writers Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry won a well deserved Oscar for Original Screenplay. This is the best film that Jim Carrey has been in along with Kate Winslet, who is absolutely stupendous here.
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is in the line of work that only a director with such spirited imagination as Michel Gondry could accomplish. Not only is this film sheer brilliance, but it opens our mind to a whole new dimension, more complex than anything you have ever experienced. This is a good thing. To top it all off, I loved the ending. This is a film that you wont want erased from your memory.