Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The unique oddball romantic comedy, written by the inventive Charlie Kaufman and directed by French low-fi innovator Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine used a wacky premise – a couple undergo a scientific procedure to erase their memories of each other after things turn sour – to explore the tentative joy of a new relationship. Featuring career-best performances from Jim Carrey as the shy Joel and Kate Winslet as the free-spirited Clementine, Eternal Sunshine is best remembered for the army of visual tricks Gondry uses to convey the emotions of the mind. This was the love story of the decade. 

Best Screenplay, Academy Awards 2005.
2004Rating: M108 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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If films about coping with memory loss and/or reverse-order storytelling now constitute a mini-genre, then pic is arguably the best of the lot.

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Total Film

Total Film

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A weird, visually woozy rom-com-in-reverse that charms, amuses and moves.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It's a very Kaufmanesque narrative experiment, technically ingenious and sophisticated.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Despite jumping through the deliberately disorienting hoops of its story, has an emotional center and that's what makes it work.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A bold and venturesome trip down memory lane as only writer Charlie Kaufman could imagine it.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Some people may find the early going tough, but this remarkable movie is in possession of a serious mind and a rare, true heart.

4.0
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BBC

BBC

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Vibrant, warm and deliriously inventive.

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

If films about coping with memory loss and/or reverse-order storytelling now constitute a mini-genre, then pic is arguably the best of the lot.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A weird, visually woozy rom-com-in-reverse that charms, amuses and moves.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's a very Kaufmanesque narrative experiment, technically ingenious and sophisticated.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Despite jumping through the deliberately disorienting hoops of its story, has an emotional center and that's what makes it work.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A bold and venturesome trip down memory lane as only writer Charlie Kaufman could imagine it.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Some people may find the early going tough, but this remarkable movie is in possession of a serious mind and a rare, true heart.

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Vibrant, warm and deliriously inventive.

5.0
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