Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was an interesting film and has an even better title. I wasn't quite sure if I was 'getting' the timelines at the beginning and felt a bit disorientated but ended up being right. Nice film, one of the better romance films I've seen but I suspect I might enjoy it more in a few years, once I'm older. Best Jim Carrey performance I've seen though.
i have a 'must-watch' list, and this movie was on it.
This genre is not my first one, but the screenplay and the visuals are so great. i think it was very hard to make this movie. To watch it was quite entertaining.
Great cast, good director, "you did not see that coming"-ending -> 8/10
This is another tough one for me to rate. I loved the beginning and the end. I had trouble with the cacophony of the middle.
But, even so, I recognise the brilliance of the writing, the talent of the cast, and the complexity of the story. Brilliant SciFi/Romance premise, difficult to execute. It was nominated for 2 Oscars: one for Kate Winslet, and the one for that for which it won - Best Writing, Original Screenplay (2005).
What puzzled me for most of the movie, was how it managed to attract so talented a cast, but, by the end of the movie, I understood the unexpected depths there were to be mined.
I have to confess that as a Canadian I have always been embarrassed by my dislike, of what the world credits as comedic genius, of Jim Carey movies (he is a Canadian export). What stunned me about this movie, from the beginning, was how good a dramatic actor Jim is (who knew? I even found him handsome, once again, who knew?). And Kate Winslet as an erratic grunge, that was a hard sell. I didn't like the character Clementine throughout the movie, which made it hard to keep watching, especially when, at the centre of it, this is a love story. But, then, at the end of the film, her character resolves, bringing unexpected depths (thus the Oscar nomination). This movie was throwing inconsistencies at me from the beginning, and I was intrigued, irritated, bored, and finally, moved.
So, I'm sitting here, looking at the rating, as it taunts me to make a proclamation. So, I give it a 7.5 (brilliant in spasms) out of 10. I'll not watch it again, but, it does have something about it that is worthy of an attempt - it may be exactly what you were looking for.
If you understand the concept of this movie, you can agree that it is one of the best love stories ever portrayed in film!
this is a great, original way to explore the concept of unconditional love, or even the concept of soulmates. the fact it keeps you thinking the whole time makes it one of the most interesting romance films that's out there for us to watch as well!! loved it
Definitely one of the most unique love stories ever. It's almost necessary to rewatch this to fully appreciate everything happening. The effects in the dreams are really well done. Jim Carrey is excellent in this dramatic role. Kate Winslet is fantastic too. It has a beautiful ending.
such a beautiful movie, whoever says it overrated go to the hell
What a powerfull movie.A truly masterpiece.Destiny is what it is and we can't change anything. 10/10!
One of the best movies ever made. Easy to relate to, and it has amazing acting and one of the best stories ever.
Over-hyped to death. I don't see why this movie has such high ratings, both on here and on RT. The writing was terrible, the exploits of the memory people was unnecessary -- hell, they do this whole procedure in an apartment??Joel tried the whole move to keep his memories in spite of the procedure, only for them to be erased anyway? What was the point?? Patrick was unnecessary. How did Joel and Clementine find each other again? I find it really, really improbable that they'd meet on the train again. And why are they trying to get back together?? They already know their flaws, and it's just going to lead to them breaking up again. Joel's two friends provided nothing to the movie. Overall, this movie was an absolute mockery of cinema. I expected something along the lines of Total Recall, but got 'Child Joel's Escape from the Bullies While Memory Erasers Have Drug-filled Sex Next to his Unconscious Body'. What the fuck? 2 hours of my life wasted. I honestly don't see what any of you people on here are getting from the movie. It was absolute crap. 2/10 rating. Done.
this was an interesting movie and a love story!! Jim did a perfect job with this one and especially Kate too!! just spotless one really!! i loved the ending so much. like what are the odds here for them to meet again and give it another shot!! second chances are what gives you closure about certain things, and i loved this one too. just perfect job especially with those dreams too. fantastic really!!
The final 15 minutes saved this movie for me. Apparently understand the deeper value, but even this came to me after traveling detours.
OK WHATEVER IM GONNA CRY
Boring and overrated.
I avoided this movie for many years simply because of Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet .. both would be on the bottom of my actors I seek out for movies list. I’m sorry I waited this long. This is a really good movie that I will think about for some time to come. I have always believed in the idea that I’d never take back any of the things that have happened in my life because for good, bad or indifferent, they have contributed to who and what I am today. Are there memories or even people I’d erase from my mind ... at different times I thought maybe it would be easier to live life without the pain of situations that maybe moulded me in ways that caused me to take longer to get from there to here but, ultimately, I think no. The curious thing about this movie is the adage, if you love someone set them free and if it was meant to be, they’ll return. So even if you erased them .. is destiny, fate, karma, a bigger determination of how life will be and who will be in it? Such an interesting idea to explore.
it's not that bad, yet it's not that good either. the last 20 minutes of this movie was the best thing about it, plus that scene when she helped him or tried to help him escape from memory-erasing her. It was also confusing in some scenes and weird! but not in a bad way. overall, it was a weird movie with some good scenes in it. The acting is great! give it a watch if you have some free time.
OMG what a Great Movie!!!!
The Writing Was Legendary!! Pacing of the film was a lil off but it's worth it cause this is truly a Great Movie. Winslet and Carey was Elite in their respective roles and a good supporting cast.. My final score was a 85.7/100
I would highly recommend this movie WATCH IT!!!
No rating for the simple fact that I failed to go all the way to the end of the film. It looks very interesting at first, but it gets to the middle and I just thought it was certain that Clementina left him, he's super rude to her and she's super loving and sultry, to a totally realistic guy like him. I did not reach the end of the film for reasons of total lack of interest ina love story that ended fairly, in my view. !! If a man calls me a whore I clearly forget him!!
Definately over hyped!Rating don't match expectations
Anything but only bored till the end!.. trash is minimalist
It’s a truly beautiful film. The story is so original and and built up to be one of the unique movies of all time. The acting is fantastic, Jim Carrey was SNUBBED at the Oscars he should have at least been nominated and should have won. Kate Winslet is great as well her character is very interesting, love able and sometimes unlike able. The character development is some of the best ever. The chemistry between the two characters is very convincing and naturally great. The rest of the cast and side story’s are very good as well. It can be emotional a lot, like in the scenes going through the memories. The screenplay is spectacular probably the best ever written. It’s directed pretty well, the score is good too. The cinematography is fantastic as well, the scene where Joel and clementine are laying on the ice is one of the most memorable iconic scenes in love movies. Overall it’s a classic movie that you can’t not help having the biggest smile while watching that great ending.
( 9 out of 10) Very close to 10
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a surreal and provocative dark romantic comedy. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, and Tom Wilkinson, the performances are quite good. The story follows Joel Barish as he gets his ex-girlfriend erased from his memory, but he begins to struggle against the procedure when he realizes what it will cost him. A lot of interesting ideas and concepts are explored within the film, making it especially compelling. And the visual style is particularly creative and dreamlike. However, there are some issues with the directing, and the subplots are a bit disjointed and underdeveloped. Yet even with its problems, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a smart and thought-provoking film.
A very interesting film and a definite watch.
Great movie. Definitely worth the watch and deserves a rewatch. Sad and emotional yet still enjoyable.
Good idea and started well. The plot seemed to be stuck in a dreamscape of visual chasing or running, which still had an interesting effect but seemed non progressive.
I haven’t seen this since its release but it’s every bit the beautiful, low-key daydream I remembered. Gondry’s knack for bending reality combined with Kaufman’s simple yet profound script combine to make one of the best films of recent times (although, gulp… it’s 13 years old now…).
I had forgotten about the great score however, which turns into Oh My Darling, Clementine as the film progresses (Winslet’s character is called Clementine).
An unassuming, uncomplicated work of sci-fi genius.
An modern artistic triumph for all involved.
Picture 3.75 / 5, sound 4/5. Curious movie where Jim Carey's fine. The plot is original
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Ha, HA! What a KILLER movie. I absolutely loved it.
Wow amazing movie and great to see Jim Carrey playing a different kind of character!
Joel Barish: I could die right now, Clem. I'm just... happy. I've never felt that before. I'm just exactly where I want to be.
This film is fucking brilliant, clever, really well written! Loved it!
a straight 10. merrily merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream
lovely, now one my favorites
Very eclectic movie... absolutely wonderful and well made. Get ready to tear up :'-)
Really nice movie! Won't leave you indifferent at all.
Absolutely fantastic movie, hands down. Don't hesitate to watch it- you will not be disappointed!