Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Review

September 17, 2009 at 7:16 pm (Movies)

Behold one of the coolest movies ever. Basically if you’re familiar with any of Michel Gondry’s filmmaking work, you’re familiar with some of the most inventive and creative pieces in current film. His work includes the upcoming Green Hornet flick, the very charming Be Kind Rewind, several music videos, and his masterpiece, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. If you’re not familiar, get familiar. The story follows Jim Carrey’s character (i’m really busy right now and it’s been a while since i watched it), who, quite frankly, is sick of his once-girlfriend (Kate Winslet) not remembering him or anything about their relationship, and is pretty confused on the whole thing. He then discovers she went to a facility where they erase any and all memories you want. So, in retalliation, after an emotionally wrenching few days, he goes to the same facility to delete her from his mind. However, as the memories are being deleted, he begins to relive all of their great times together, and soon realizes the past isn’t as simple as hitting the “delete” key. Jim Carrey is incredible in this as is Elijah Wood, Cameron Diaz, and Kate Winslet. The whole movie has a whimsical style as it goes along with it’s whimsical type of story and trips inside the mind. Keep in mind you cover a lot of ground in the mind, and things can get trippy. However, Gondry, as always, covers things superbly and geniusly. The movie is directed flawlessly and encompasses multiple relevant coinciding plots together to deliver an incredible package with a stunning ending that will only further convince you of this movie’s greatness. So go rent it, buy it, whatever you have to do to experience this gem of a movie.

5 out of 5



  1. mcarteratthemovies said,

    Great choice! This is one of my all-time favorite films and the second-best romantic comedy I’ve ever seen — just so original, touching, funny, surreal and heart-wrenching. I say it’s the best acting Jim Carrey’s ever done, and Kate Winslet totally stole my heart as Clementine. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is just one of those movies everyone must see. Period.

    M. Carter @ the Movies

  2. earlman27 said,

    Totally. I didn’t rly focus as much on the romance (although it is breath taking) as much as the whimsy…

  3. The James said,

    I always wanted to see this…

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