Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
October 6, 2010 § Leave a comment
I loved this movie. I knew I would the moment I sat down and picked it out with my friend’s step dad, who, by the way, has excellent taste in indie films.
When I noticed it had Jim Carrey in it, I instantly thought, comedy, but no no, I was sorely mistaken. Carrey played a character that even I thought would be a stretch for him, and pulled it off just right. Ya know how quirky he is, right? Well, add to that some serious paranoia. His character is struggling to forget Clementine (Kate Winslet), the young woman who coaxed him into love, then so abruptly pushed him out of it. This movie was whimsical indeed, subtly adding science fiction to it’s genre, but it was relate-able and realistic. There was a pinch of Carrey comedy, but that didn’t over power the depth or seriousness. The romance was one that could be taken from today’s society. And what got me was that the director in cooperated these things into here and still managed to make this movie not only having the audience think, but feel, and day-dream.
There were a few down-sides; you absolutely had to keep up. Even at the beginning, you’ll notice how abrupt it starts, and the more you get into it, the more off-putting it gets, with spontaneous cut-aways and flashbacks for no apparent reason.
This isn’t a family movie. There was a lot of cussing, sexual content, drugs, and well…life. I don’t recommend this to watch on Disney Family night.
All in All, it was a very good movie, one that I keep as a diamond in the rough.