Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Propelled by Charlie Kaufman's smart, imaginative script and Michel Gondry's equally daring directorial touch, Eternal Sunshine is a twisty yet heartfelt look at relationships and heartache.

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Movie Info

After a painful breakup, Clementine (Kate Winslet) undergoes a procedure to erase memories of her former boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey) from her mind. When Joel discovers that Clementine is going to extremes to forget their relationship, he undergoes the same procedure and slowly begins to forget the woman that he loved. Directed by former music video director Michel Gondry, the visually arresting film explores the intricacy of relationships and the pain of loss.

Cast & Crew

Jim Carrey
Joel Barish
Kate Winslet
Clementine Kruczynski
Tom Wilkinson
Dr. Mierzwiak
Debbon Ayer
Joel's Mother
David Bushell
Executive Producer
Charlie Kaufman
Screenwriter
Michel Gondry
Screenwriter
Jon Brion
Original Music
Ellen Kuras
Cinematographer
Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Film Editor
Melissa Toth
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Critic Reviews for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

All Critics (247) | Top Critics (52) | Fresh (229) | Rotten (18)

  • For all its high-falutin' references this is just another rom com with a bit of angst and ontological confusion thrown into the mix.

    January 9, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind goes by like a fevered dream of love, but one you remember vividly, with profound pleasure.

    May 30, 2014
  • At its core, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind could have been just another love story. Refracted through Kaufman's wonderfully weird prism, it's something truly memorable.

    May 30, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The result is a cinematic vagueness that makes the film less aesthetic yet more persuasive. This is how dreams really look: like reality, only less so.

    May 30, 2014 | Full Review…
  • It's a very Kaufmanesque narrative experiment, technically ingenious and sophisticated. It also looks like some lost comedy idea by Philip K Dick; you could call this film We Can Forget It for You Retail.

    May 30, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The latest and loveliest alternative universe created by Charlie Kaufman, America's most -- we should probably say only -- intellectually provocative screenwriter.

    May 30, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  • Nov 25, 2018
    A visionary direction to go along with a spellbinding script makes this film one for the ages. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a conjured mixture of emotions that is welded by Carrey and Winslet and their flawless chemistry and blossomed by its daring originality. 5/5
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  • Jan 02, 2018
    Celebrating both the mind and the irrationality of love, a daring script and a dazzling direction make Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind an experience of a film, with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet showcasing their talents on both the drama and the comedy to bring to life one of the greatest romantic films ever to come to the silver screen.
    Filipe P Super Reviewer
  • Nov 13, 2016
    I can't remember the whole movie because it's with so many parts and you must watch it to tell it whole. That movie makes the feeling in yourself get little bit real and maybe to feel it. It takes the points of the nature and shows them in somehow really nice and good way that the watcher can just watch and watch without thinking about anything and if something distracts the people they get angry on it because it confusing the concentration on the film. So emotional.
    Valeri I Super Reviewer
  • May 09, 2016
    Smart, inventive, original, and above all heartfelt -- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is the amalgamation of Charlie Kaufman's creative script and Michel Gondry's sensitive direction, that all come together to create one of the best movies put to film in the last decade.
    Gage P Super Reviewer

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