Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

"I'm here to erase Joel Barish. He's boring. Is that enough reason to erase someone?"

Clementine Kruczynski wants to erase Joel Barish from her mind. Every memory, every look, every touch, every feeling... Gone. Within one night, Joel Barish is wiped from existence in every sense.

After an unsettling encounter with his ex, Joel realizes (with the help of his friends) Clem's actions. He decides to make an appointment with the same clinic. Through a brain mapping procedure, Joel sees his memories with Clem disappear. As he relives each moment, he comes to regret his decision. If only Joel could wake up from this nightmare before his love for Clementine disappears forever.

My Commentary: As hard as we might try, it's impossible to deny the change that someone makes in your life. People make an imprint on your soul - whether you'd like to admit that or not. The connection that is made between two people cannot be prevented.

Rating: ********* (9 out of 10)

Author's Note: Watch this film at least 3 times before you critique it. It's quite the cinematic experience. The line between memory and reality blurs and blends within seconds. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is worth the confusion. Buy it. Love it.


Tricia said...

I haven't seen this in 2 years, but now I really want to watch it again. It drives home the old saying that to have love and lost is better than to have never loved at all, and that there are redemptive memories in relationships that have gone sour. Another movie on my building must-see-soon list!

Anonymous said...

DUDE. I fell in love with this film. So great! When is the next time you'll be in MN? We must have a best films of the decade marathon :)

Tricia said...

Fo shizzle! You were certainly hear from me when I decide to head North again =)

Tricia said...

You guys should do a best of Christmas movies list!!!