Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    8 July 2004, the wee hours

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!

I saw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at the princess with Ryan, Martha and Shima. The main story line in the film is Jim Carrey erasing his ex-girlfriend from his memory. Steph, who had seen the film months ago, told me she thought the film presents relationships in a very realistic way. I’d have to agree with her. I’ve been waiting to see the movie for quite some time. The film was thoroughly enjoyable—I thought was incredible. I really can’t stress how impressed I was with this movie. And I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve seen a lot of movies. Go watch this one!

A picture from the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

 

Comments

  1. Yep. Saw it. And this may sound strange, but Carrey is one of the most underrated and overhyped actors in the business.

    Underrated because he’s capable of more than most people know him for (“Eternal…”, “The Truman Show,” “The Majestic,” etc.).

    Overhyped because everyone goes on and on about his antics in movies like “Liar, Liar,” “Ace Venture,” etc.).

    He’s great at the over-the-top performances. But, he’s equally good in the more serious roles.

    As for Kate Winslet, she’s been taking some great roles that really showcase her talents. I just realized how much I’m rambling. Suffice to say, “Eternal…” is great because of the actors, the script and the strength of the director’s storytelling!

  2. ok, this was a very cool movie but I didn’t think it was much more than that. It has a great ensemble cast (beside the obvious, ruffalo and wood were awesome) and there are some visually stunning scenes but it was just missing something. I loved Malkovich, Confessions, and Adaptation (which would go in my top 5) but Eternal Sunshine didn’t have that many ‘holy fuck where did that come from’ scenes. Yes, the visuals had ‘holy fuck’ moments but i felt like the plot had few. And that’s something I don’t think anyone can say about other Kaufman films.

    None the less, it’s probably better than 95% of the stuff in theatres. I guess I just have really high expectations for Kaufman.

  3. I enjoyed the fact the plot wasn’t all up in your face. There is a subtly and simplicity to it compared to his previous efforts which I think is refreshing. The film is very sweet and touching, and I think this wouldn’t have been the case if the story was as intense as Being John Malkovich.

    And I would agree with you Tim, Jim Carrey is a surprisingly good actor. I was expecting a stellar performance from him in this film.

  4. I loved this movie I thought it was the greatest.

    Surprising Jim Carry was good.

  5. I think it’s the best film Carrey has done. It’s so good. I haven’t seen it in ages. And I totally forgot Tim used to comment on all my movie posts. I wonder where he went.

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