The writing is impeccable, the images are beautiful and the chemistry between Winslet and Carrey is electric in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I would say that those are more than enough reasons to broadcast the film as soon as possible.

When someone mentions Jim Carrey, what do you think? Oh, that actor who appeared in a series of comedies, some of them good, most not so much. And for those of you who only think of Carrey as “The guy in the mask,” I have some news for you. And yes, these are old news, at least more than a decade. Man has dramatic chops. Look at Michel Gondry, director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, if you do not believe me.

Written by Charlie Kaufman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind presents Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey as a somewhat eccentric couple and continues their journey through time and memory.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director: Michel Gondry
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind movie rating: 4.5 stars

Some have considered it a favorite science fiction project by Kaufman, but Eternal Sunshine really deals with human relationships and emotions, more than anything else.

“Too many guys think I’m a concept, or complete them, or I’m going to make them alive, but I’m just a girl who is looking for my own peace of mind, do not give me yours,” says Winslet’s Clementine Kruczynski at one point. The character of Winslet has been cited as an example of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl par excellence, a female character who remains only in a movie to allow the main male character to embrace his imperfections and realize his “truth”. However, a look at the dialogue mentioned above. Winslet and it is clear that Clementine defends the assumption of Manic Pixie Dream Girl on multiple occasions in the film.

Both main characters are well developed, but it goes without saying that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is essentially Carrey’s film. As the quiet, reserved and emotionally complex Joel Barish, Carrey carries the film for the most part on his capable shoulders.

Clementine and Joel are in a train and a heady romance is produced, but here is the trap. The two have known each other before, only they do not remember it because they have erased each other’s memories of each other.

Clementine and Joel are in a train and a heady romance is produced, but here is the trap. The two have known each other before, only they do not remember it because they have erased each other’s memories of each other.

The sequences that go back in time, the cinematography in it, is impressive. There is a particular scene that stands out, one in which Joel and Clementine are in his memory and plan to hide from the memory drafts; It is presented as one of those scenes that you usually find in a fantastic novel where different worlds meet and collide in the most wonderful way.

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