Love is a complicated subject that can't be taught, it can only be experienced for what it is. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind : A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. The entire process of the operation is quite fascinating, really, if a bit reminiscent of an idea founded by none other than one of Kaufman's favorite writers, Philip K. The acting was amazing- throughout the movie, I actually forgot that I was watching Mr. They click in ways even they can't pinpoint.
After a fight, Clementine had hired the New York City firm Lacuna, Inc. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Kate Winslet is consistently brilliant in every film. And if so, would you be willing to sacrifice all the good ones, along with the bad ones? How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! And if so, what would the consequences be? He wants the inevitable erasure to stop, but he is completely powerless. However, after a silly argument breaks up their relationship, Clementine decides to visit Lacuna Inc. The movie has a very profound message that all viewers should pay attention to.
The depth of the film manifests itself in the fact that the soul mates, Joel and Clem, both know that their time is running out and that they will never be able to meet again. I loved every minute of its refreshing originality. And Kirsten Dunst performs well within the film despite her appearance that protrudes a sense of innocence that feels off-base or awkward that distracts from the actions of her character. It's not what is right in front of us that should define a relationship; it is the memories themselves and the experiences of the two individuals. But as the procedure goes on, Joel begins to realize that beyond the quarrels and the less flattering incidents there were beautiful memories that he never wants to forget. Too many moments are wasted on gut-instincts and logic, when it comes to love one must live every moment for what it is because we only have one shot in this world and we might as well make it worthwhile.
He is a fabulous everyman who is sympathetic and knowing, interesting and kind. Joel Carrey is socially inept. The film has passion and flare and brilliant wit, all framed by an intelligent script that deals in absurdity while managing to maintain an intimate realism. Joel Barish seems like the average, normal guy who stays pretty isolated from communicating his true feelings to others and yet reveals spectacular insight only to the confines of his journal. If you haven't experienced this yet just wait, you will. Why is it that when we do fall in love with a certain individual and think at first that this is a perfect match, we find over time that less tolerable marks are more frequent on the surface? As this happens, Joel desperately regrets his decision. Though the two give dramatically different personas to their characters and look as if they would never be quite compatible with each other based on surface actions, which is the idea the filmmakers are trying to express.
They are almost immediately drawn to each other, despite their contrasting personalities, and both had felt the need to travel to Montauk that day. It is easy to understand why Joel falls in love with Clementine. Here she plays against type, and embodies a fascinating woman who craves attention but needs intimacy. This film bounces around on its timeline almost hysterically, but the director never lets us get lost. It's so bizarre but yet also so beautiful. Not to say that she doesn't perform well or that the character is a pointless one, not in the least, but perhaps it is the fact that her innocence, based on her name and the characters she has played, carries a stigma with her role. Eternal Sunshine promotes the ideology of living within the present and letting the course of the matter play out as it may.
Clementine: What do we do? I think fans of Charlie Kaufman will be thrilled with this brilliant entry in to his collection. Carrey and Winslet both turn in superb performances, as do the supporting cast. It's beautiful, it's bizarre, it's exceptional, it's funny, it's lovely, it's touching, it's witty, and it's one of the best movies I have ever seen. Jim Carrey has pulled off a rather remarkable transformation that I would have deemed impossible a decade ago. Overall, Sunshine, as awkward and thoroughly confusing at it may seem and is, manages to express, in the most informal of ways, the feelings and thoughts we should all have when examining a relationship, in that it is not the superficial features but the underlining memories that make it all worth while. There was an exchange during the film between our two leads, Joel and Clementine, played with poignancy and nuance by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, that echoed what I was feeling about the film.
But, one day, he meets Clementine. What happens if that relationship doesn't work? It's going to be gone soon. Either way, it leaves you to imagining your own ending; a characteristic many films leave out. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake. So, in an act of self-gratification, Joel decides to undergo the procedure himself, erasing every argument, every embarrassment, every thought he has had involving Clementine. I think what the movie finally asks us after its long, emotional journey, is would we want our own memories erased? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Joel meets with the company's founder, Dr. Soon she will be gone and he won't even remember that he forgot her. Why is it that we find ourselves attracted to people that, on the surface, seem as though they would never be compatible with our own lifestyle? The concepts and the feelings expressed behind the script of this film hit so hard to home that it feels as though we our seeing our own love lives played out on screen. This movie gives us what we all secretly wish for-- a chance to forget something that's hurt us in the past. Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.
She is easily one of the very best actresses we have. The little fights and bickers are things we all can relate to. That is until he meets Clementine. Although they do not realize it, Joel and Clementine are, in fact, former lovers, now separated after having spent two years together. He deserves tremendous praise for this role. And why is it that we overlook some individuals that, although at first there is no real 'love connection' per say, we seem to have a somewhat pure liking for someone and that it takes us longer then it should to see that person for who they really are to us? After a fight, Clementine had hired the New York City firm Lacuna, Inc.