Thursday, November 3, 2016

movie: eternal sunshine of the spotless mind


it's been at least 10 years since I first saw this, and it's one of those movies you view differently over time. I'm definitely on a higher emotional level now than I was in my teens, mind.






long story short, this movie left me a in a puddle of tears.

the plot: the colourful clementine (kate winslet) and shy joel (jim carrey) couldn't be a more opposite couple. while they do compliment eachother, they argue a lot and one day, clementine decides to erase joel from her memory. as joel finds out, he follows suit, but regrets his decision in the process.

the verdict: the entire movie is a back an forth of memories, with clementine's hair colour assisting in coordinating the timeline. there's a great sub-plot with kirsten dunst & mark ruffalo playing the staff from the memory-loss-company and adding to the significance of the twist. the story runs more or less backwards, with a great build up to the end - or the beginning?

while this movie seemed like a fairytale in my teens, with kate winslet playing the manic pixie dream girl and jim carrey in the untypical role of the shy, artsy, mysterious nerd. nowadays, the characters and the situation felt a lot more real.

this is not your typical love story, as it picks up all the lows and downsides as well. 
and I've loved every minute of it. 

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