Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Director: Michel Gondry
Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo
Synopsis: Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) has just broken up with his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet), recently and he is not taking it to well. Things take a turn for the worse when he learns from some friends that Clementine has has Joel erased from her memory. Joel is very hurt by this and in a fit of anger decides to have operation done as well. He arrives at the Lacuna Corporation and has an interview with Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson). He tells him to gather everything that reminds him of Clemetine so the operation can be completely effective. Lacuna employee Stan (Mark Ruffalo) is sent to Joel’s apartment so that he can perform the procedure on Joel. Through a series of memories Joel begins to realize that he maybe he doesn’t want to forget Clementine, but can he stop wake up and stop the procedure before it is too late and Clementine is gone from his memories forever.
Trivia: The scene where Joel and Clementine watch the circus go through the streets was made up on the spot, as the film crew and cast happened to be working nearby and Michel Gondry decided it could work well in the film. The part where Clementine disappears suddenly is one of Gondry’s favorite moments of the film, as Jim Carrey didn’t know Kate Winslet was going to disappear and Gondry likes it because Carrey’s face appears so saddened. When the sound blanks out in the final film, Carrey is actually saying “Kate?”
Why I think you should see this: This is a beautiful film that I believe everyone should see at least once. This is by far Jim Carrey’s best performance in a film and its also one of Kate Winslet’s finest as well. I just love this movie so much and can’t say enough about how great it is too watch even after seeing quite a few times. I urge you to check this one out or watch it again if you’ve seen it many times like I have.