214. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

8.0 Artistic but tiring
  • Acting 7.8
  • Directing 7.9
  • Story 8.2
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Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson

Director: Michel Gondry

Running Time: 108 mins

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is an American film about a man who wants to forget about a woman that he fell in love with, so he goes to a clinic that specialises in memory erasing, however during the process, he discovers it may not be a good idea after all.

This was one of the strangest stories I have ever seen. It was definitely very fascinating to watch, even though some parts were very VERY confusing, as the story kept randomly jumping out of chronological order, however that just added to the intrigue towards the end of the film.

It’s really weird to see Jim Carrey not play the overly happy/upbeat guy, and instead be heavily depressed and have an extremely deep voice, however I thought that he played the character very well, and made the film very emotional on his own.

The exterior storyline following the operation on this man’s brain by the ‘brain surgeons’ was a little easier to follow, however that still had a fascinating story, with a very interesting twist at the end.

Overall, I’ll give this an 8 because although it was extremely confusing, I enjoyed it a lot, due to its fascinating story lines, interesting characters and original concept.


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