Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, USA) C-108m. *** D: Michel Gondry. Starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, David Cross, Jane Adams. Another unique movie from the mind of Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH). Disoriented Carrey hesitantly falls in love with neurotic Winslet, but their romance is not to last. One day he learns she had him erased from his memory. He then decides to undergo the same procedure, but he finds letting go of the memories extremely hard. Creative romantic comedy features an array of interesting ideas and weird characters, and thus sometimes feels more experimental than heart-felt. Still, sort of a must-see. Good score by Jon Brion. Oscar-winner for Best Screenplay.


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