Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

12 Aug

Can we erase love from our memories? The wonderfully complex drama, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind attempts to find out.  Charlie Kaufman’s brilliant script puts Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) into a bizarre relationship with Clementine (Kate Winslet).  Two years later Joel goes to Clementine’s work and finds himself erased from her memory thanks to Lacuna Inc. services.  The majority of the film take place in Barish’s mind, as his subconscious fights Lacuna’s attempt to erase Clementine from his mind, but there is a twist. The technician erasing Joel’s mind is dating Clementine. A serious conflict of interest or something much deeper.

This film is a love story that has never been told this way before. Audiences are challenged to look hard at what matters most in their relationships.  Will two people love each other no matter what happens to them. For me, this film cannot be erased from my memory.


Adam’s Grade: A+

Chuck’s Grade: A

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