Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

{5/5} “Sand is overrated. It’s just tiny, little rocks.”

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, released in 2004

Joel ditches work one day and meets Clementine on the beach. She seems a bit unusual but over the course of a few encounters he warms up to her and they begin a relationship. Sometime later when they’ve broken up Joel is devastated. He then finds out that she’s undergone a new procedure where she’s had him erased from her memory.

It’s a strange but brilliant movie. Many scenes take place inside Joel’s memory, but distorted because they’re in the process of erasing it.

The screenplay was written by Charlie Kaufman (Anomalisa).

Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet are amazing, as always — making you believe in the different stages of their relationship.

Stars Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, David Cross, and Jane Adams. Directed by Michel Gondry (Be Kind Rewind). The mysterious music is by Jon Brion.

This is the 2nd or 3rd time I’ve seen it.

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