Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 19, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 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.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind goes by like a fevered dream of love, but one you remember vividly, with profound pleasure.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

The latest and loveliest alternative universe created by Charlie Kaufman, America's most -- we should probably say only -- intellectually provocative screenwriter.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the most insightfully sad explorations of the human drive for love since Annie Hall concluded that we need the eggs.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

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.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

A surprisingly bittersweet love story at heart, Eternal Sunshine values the sum of experience, which in this case means a thorns-and-all openness to romantic possibilities.

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation

Pretty fancy stuff, for a sci-fi romantic comedy.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

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.

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Jessica Winter
Time Out

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.

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Peter Bradshaw

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
I feel like I should like this movie more, but I don't. I'm predisposed to think of Kate Winslet as a feisty English rose, and perhaps that's… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
A unique, artistically--and brilliantly---shot film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is perfectly cast and acted, and features a cleverly written script.… More
Film Crazy
Finally got round to watching this movie from begining to end and i thoroughly enjoyed it! I love seeing Jim Carrey in more serious roles rather than his usual… More
Chris Weber
For Michel Gondry's sophomore effort, he reteamed with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman for this deliriously off-the-wall romantic tragicomedy. After their… More
Alex roy
Wonderful picture featuring a brilliant and surprising performance by Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a brilliant affair that boasts a very… More
Clintus Maximus
I had difficulty watching this bizarre, yet creative romantic sci-fi tale. Jim Carrey's acting is impressive. He's much more than the rubber-faced… More