Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Works marvel after marvel in expressing the bewildering beauty and existential horror of being trapped inside one's own addled mind, and in allegorising the self-preserving amnesia of a broken but hopeful heart."
‑ Jessica Winter, Time Out
"The disappointment I felt at the end of Eternal Sunshine was almost crushing, simply because there were sections of it that were as daring in their emotional directness as anything I've seen in years."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Imaginative, loopy romance is for adults only."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The film entertains for the most part and gives us a set of marvellous performances from this outstanding cast, even if it doesn't quite reach the near-genius of Kaufman's other writings."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Walking into a theater with Charlie Kaufman on the screen is like volunteering for that wacky boat trip Willy Wonka took through the chocolate factory tunnel..."
‑ Gina Carbone, Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
"It's the kind of film that could mean more to people after they've left the theater and thought about it awhile."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine
"[Kaufman] clearly surpasses himself."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Michel Gondry tries to channel Fellini and ends up irrigating faulty plumbing."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Most imaginative and impressively executed..."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"Eternal Sunshine is fresh, heartfelt and ultimately heartbreaking in its honest portrayal of a modern relationship."
‑ Mariko McDonald, Film Threat
"There is little charm in the coupling and almost no erotic intimacy, just a series of nerve-racking conversational collisions."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Neither wholly cynical nor wholly romantic, Kaufman's story is a balance of smarts and sentiment."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"This is a wonderful, often beautiful, heart-wrenching story."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Kaufman and Gondry bring out all the weirdness of the premise, sometimes eliciting disbelieving laughter, sometimes taking us to odd, chilly places."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The reality is that Hollywood is such an idea poor place Kaufman tends to get more credit than he deserves for work which only occasionally rises above the level of mind games and showy sleight of hand."
‑ Rick Kisonak, Film Threat
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