Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004)

 eternal_sunshine_of_the_spotless_mind_ver1“[narration as Clementine acknowledges him by raising her coffee mug] Why do I fall in love with every woman I see who shows me the least bit of attention?” – Joel

Number of Times Seen – 2 (6 Jan 2005 and 10 Mar 2014)

Brief Synopsis – Following a breakup, a couple get their memories of each other erased, but is that really what they want deep down?

My Take on it – I didn’t like this movie at all the first time I saw this, but when I saw that this is one of JJames favorite movies of all time, I decided to give it another shot.

I was actually pleasantly surprised at how much I felt for the characters and their plights.

I have never been a fan of movies written by Charlie Kaufman, so I’m not surprised that I found the way this was made to be quite weird.

The movie takes the concept of love and memory to a whole new level and makes the viewing mull over the idfea of what is better to have memories even if they hurt or to not have those memories at all.  Basically, it’s the age-old question: Is it better to have loved and lost or to not have loved at all.

This movie is a modern adaptation of that concept.

The effects here are both cool and annoying at the same time.  Because a lot of the movie takes place in character’s minds and not in reality, the creators were able to use effects not possible in reality.

This is not your conventional love story movie, but the themes are quite deep and strange at the same time.

Thanks Jjames for suggesting I see this again!

Bottom Line – Interesting concept done in a very strange way. Not for everyone, but if you like “out of the box” concepts in movies, you will probably like this one. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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