Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Netflix Surprises

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I love movies written by Charlie Kaufman. I love the way in which he's so able to think outside the box in terms of what a movie is and can be.

Charlie Kaufman writes screenplays that, although weirder than most things you've seen before in a big-budget cinema, are still watchable to the average viewer. Well, most of the time.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of these movies, staring Jim Carrey and Kate Wislet as a couple with a lot of problems. We discover that Kate Winslet's character has gone through a procedure in which her memory of the Jim Carrey character has been erased and because of this, he wants to erase his memories as well.

(Spoiler) But, amidst the procedure, he decides that no - he actually doesn't want to go through with it. So within the film, we traverse his mind, glimpsing at the good and bad, the monotonous and exciting of their relationship.(/spoiler)

It's astoundingly creative, and it's no wonder it won Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards the year of its release.

If you're a fan of watching movies that have a little bit of an edge to them, this might be something you'd be interested in. It's a romantic comedy, yes, but there's so much more under the surface to simply describe it as such.


Anonymous said...

considering that A) your review is a spoiler and B) this is one of the most well known and enduring films of that year, i would conclude that C) O'Doyle still rules

Christopher said...

Good flick, took me forever to finally see it but I was glad I did.

Anonymous said...

man, who is this jim carrey guy? i smell breakout star. what a great netflix surprise!

InstaFlicka Podcast said...

This is a truly beautiful film. I love it dearly and Charlie Kaufman really proves himself to be a great writer.

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