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  • Manufacturer: Universal Studios
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  • Model #MHV62115351BR

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    Plot
      The second feature from director Michel Gondry (Human Nature) finds the filmmaker reteaming with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman for this off-the-wall romantic comedy. Jim Carrey stars as Joel Barish, a man who is informed that his ex-girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their relationship erased from her brain via an experimental procedure performed by Dr. Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson). Not to be outdone, Joel decides to have the same procedure done to himself. As Mierzwiak's bumbling underlings Stan (Mark Ruffalo) and Patrick (Elijah Wood) perform the operation on Joel -- over the course of an evening, in his apartment -- Joel struggles in his own mind to save the memories of Clementine from being deleted. Kirsten Dunst, David Cross, and Jane Adams also star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Science Fiction, Comedy Drama
    Movie Level Themes
      Love Triangles, Breakups and Divorces, Experiments Gone Awry
    Movie Level Tones
      Melancholy, Quirky, Drab, Wintry, Bittersweet, Clever, Cerebral, Frantic

    DVD Features

    • A look inside Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MInd
    • Deleted and extended scenes
    • A conversation with Jim Carrey and director Michel Gondry
    • Inside the mind of director Michel Gondry
    • Anatomy of a scene: Saratoga avenue
    • A conversation with Kate Winslet and director Michel Gondry
    • Feature commentary with director Michel Gondry and writer Charlie Kaufman
    • The polyphonic spree "Light & Day" music video
    • Lacuna informercial
    Awards
    • 2004--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Jim Carrey-Nominee
    • 2004--British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Michel Gondry-Nominee
    • 2004--Toronto Film Critics Association, Michel Gondry-Winner
    • 2004--National Society of Film Critics, Charlie Kaufman-Winner
    • 2004--British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Kate Winslet-Nominee
    • 2004--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Michel Gondry-Winner
    • 2004--National Board of Review, Charlie Kaufman-Winner
    AMG Rating

    Review

      At once scathingly unsentimental and thrillingly romantic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is the perfect date movie for smart couples. The film offers further evidence of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's amazing talent for generating intense emotional investment from seemingly absurd situations, and visual fantasist Michel Gondry shows here (as he failed to do in his first collaboration with Kaufman, Human Nature) that he is the perfect director to bring the screenwriter's brilliant, twisted, solipsistic vision to life. Gondry's visual inventiveness matches Kaufman's enjoyably offbeat conceit. In the film's jaw-dropping centerpiece, Gondry and Kaufman literally deconstruct the typical romantic comedy "falling in love" montage, as the technicians of Lacuna work on Joel's (Jim Carrey) brain, erasing the high and low points of his relationship with Clementine (Kate Winslet) as fast as he can remember them. While there's a surface similarity here to the chase through John Malkovich's subconscious in Being John Malkovich, the emotional stakes here are higher, as Joel has a change of heart during the procedure, and, aided by his own mind's version of Clementine, frantically tries to preserve a memory of her, eventually going to comically desperate lengths. Gondry surprises us again and again with the images he conjures from Kaufman's labyrinthine script. In Human Nature, it often seemed as though the filmmakers were holding the bizarre characters up to ridicule, but Eternal Sunshine is, at its core, generous and humane. We can't help but empathize with Joel's yearning or fall for Clementine's passion and confusion. The film is so generously overstuffed with ideas and jokes that it demands repeat viewing. Capturing the joys and pains of romantic obsession as few filmmakers have before, Gondry and Kaufman have come up with a masterpiece. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi


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