Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The awkward meet-cute on public transit. Escapades onto frozen lakes and abandoned houses on the beach. Themes of guilt, longing and regret. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has quite a lot in common with the works of Nicholas Sparks, yet its quality is exponentially higher than those tearjerker adaptations.
Jim Carrey stars as Joel, a morose man trying to find happiness after breaking up with the effervescent Clementine (Kate Winslet). He decides to undergo an operation to have all memories of their relationship removed – but finds it hard to shake this love away.
Charlie Kaufman’s Oscar-winning script is audacious and accomplished, while Michel Gondry’s dreamy vision is filled with endless surprise. Plus, Winslet has never been better. Simply put, this is a hard film to erase from your viewing memory.