The movie is like a very bizarre dream, when you're trying to interact with people, but they're not responding, and you shout and try to get their attention but they don't seem to notice. What Eternal Sunshine successfully expresses is that when breaking down the relationship moment by moment, more often then not the happier events outweigh the bad and that should be our determining factor to keep the relationship going. This will easily be one of the best films of 2004. The bulk of the film takes place during the process, inside Joel's mind. It is the antithesis of the typical romantic Hollywood fare. Joel Carrey is socially inept. Upon learning this, Joel is devastated and goes to the doctor to have the same procedure done.
Here she plays against type, and embodies a fascinating woman who craves attention but needs intimacy. It is as if he has never had a significant relationship of any kind. He is bored by cliches. As crazy and almost surreal as elements of this film are, it somehow remains honest and real. This movie gives us what we all secretly wish for-- a chance to forget something that's hurt us in the past. Eternal Sunshine promotes the ideology of living within the present and letting the course of the matter play out as it may. There was an exchange during the film between our two leads, Joel and Clementine, played with poignancy and nuance by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, that echoed what I was feeling about the film.
Out of desperation, he contracts the inventor of the process, Dr. It is easy to understand why Joel falls in love with Clementine. Joel meets with the company's founder, Dr. You want them to meet again and give it another chance. I think what the movie finally asks us after its long, emotional journey, is would we want our own memories erased? And Kirsten Dunst performs well within the film despite her appearance that protrudes a sense of innocence that feels off-base or awkward that distracts from the actions of her character.
If you have come to understand that acceptance can -sometimes- be a great thing and not a compromise or a 'settle for' - this is a moving film. He doesn't like going on impulses and gut feelings but rather relies more on common sense and the logical sense of self-direction. The Charlie Kaufman penned 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' is as fresh and original as some of his other screenplays Being John Malkovich, Human Nature, Adaptation , but adds a romantic depth that makes this one of the most complete film going experiences I have ever had. Clementine: This is it Joel. Howard Mierzwaik, to have Clementine removed from his own memory. When Joel hears this from some friends, he angrily decides to do the same to Clementine, erasing her completely from his mind. The story for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is hauntingly brilliant and, in some cases, personally gratifying.
However, after a silly argument breaks up their relationship, Clementine decides to visit Lacuna Inc. Many believe that the idea of love goes beyond the reasonable or the logical to a more diverse level of the illogical, irrational, and the unreasonable. That seems like a contradiction. If we all relied on nerves and logic, would anyone really fall in love? Kate Winslet is consistently brilliant in every film. The entire process of the operation is quite fascinating, really, if a bit reminiscent of an idea founded by none other than one of Kaufman's favorite writers, Philip K. It is inevitable that at some time in our journey through life that we will come across someone that fascinates us so profoundly that we feel as though we could spend the rest of our lives with this magnetic individual. The relationship problems are the same.
Overall, Sunshine, as awkward and thoroughly confusing at it may seem and is, manages to express, in the most informal of ways, the feelings and thoughts we should all have when examining a relationship, in that it is not the superficial features but the underlining memories that make it all worth while. The depth of the film manifests itself in the fact that the soul mates, Joel and Clem, both know that their time is running out and that they will never be able to meet again. Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd. Jim Carrey has pulled off a rather remarkable transformation that I would have deemed impossible a decade ago. She is easily one of the very best actresses we have.
He is a fabulous everyman who is sympathetic and knowing, interesting and kind. When a relationship hits that unfortunate moment where it all seems to be breaking down, we, as human beings, seem to instantly draw ourselves to the negative aspects of that person, as Joel did early in the procedure, in an attempt of sorts to make everything right within our mind. Luckily for me, I knew I was going to be able to revisit the film many times in my life. There are many small intricacies in the film, surely picked up on more thoroughly on repeat viewings, and the entire construction of the movie is completely enthralling and intelligent. Those recent memories are bitter as we witness the arguments and the boredom of their relationship. But as Joel's memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover their earlier passion.
Much of the film takes place in Joel's brain as he tries to find a way to preserve his memories of Clementine, and two Lacuna techies Patrick Elijah Wood and Stan Mark Ruffalo try to erase the memories. The most recent memories are first to go and we watch as they slowly disappear into nothingness. I think the film will appeal to those who loved the recent masterpiece 'Lost in Translation' or Tom Tykwer's recent beauty, 'Heaven'. Clementine: What do we do? I loved every minute of its refreshing originality. Love is a complicated subject that can't be taught, it can only be experienced for what it is. And why is it that we overlook some individuals that, although at first there is no real 'love connection' per say, we seem to have a somewhat pure liking for someone and that it takes us longer then it should to see that person for who they really are to us? He is a master storyteller that is unlike any other I am aware of.