Year of Release: 2004
Director: Michel Gondry
Approx. Running Time: 108 minutes
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
From acclaimed writer Charlie Kaufman and visionary director Michel Gondry comes Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. An all-star ensemble cast shines in this comical and poignant look at breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs.
Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet), has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson), to get the same treatment. But as his memories of Clementine begin to fade, Joel suddenly realizes how much he still loves her.
Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo and Elijah Wood co-star in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind - a memorable film that The Wall Street Journal calls "a romantic comedy unlike any other!"
When I saw this movie in the theater, I didn't have very high hopes for it. I am decidedly not a fan of Jim Carrey, I really don't like Kirsten Dunst or Elijah Wood, and I'm not all that fond of Mark Ruffalo. I do like Kate Winslet, but she's not enough to make me want to see a film. However, I was more than pleasantly surprised by this movie. Although the premise of the film isn't the most realistic, it does take a very honest view of relationships and how they can deteriorate with time, even though the people in them may still care very deeply for each other.
Rated R (MPAA)