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.

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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Will Self
London Evening Standard

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

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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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Fernanda Solórzano
Letras Libres

...genius, or at least fascinating. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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Sean Axmaker

The wacky sight gags and psycho-drama slapstick is tinged with melancholy and regret ...

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
I was able to bear it only up to around 30 minutes, after which I was unable to take the torture anymore. Though appreciated & applauded by lots, this… More
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
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
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
Letitia Lew
As good on the second viewing as the first... This is one of the best movies of all time. Maybe the best non-violent movie of all time. Intricate plotting… 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