ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Review: Joel Barish and Clementine’s relationship turns sour, at different times they decide to undergo a medical procedure. This procedure is to have each other erased from their memories.
Director: Michel Gondry
Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne, Elijah Wood, Thomas Jay Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jane Adams, David Cross, Kirsten Dunst, Debbon Ayer, Amir Ali Said and Paulie Litt
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance and Sci-Fi
Both Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey work well in this comedy/drama. A successful performance from Jim Carrey. Kate Winslet once mentioned to the Empire Magazine that this was her own favourite performance. All of her different hair colours were achieved through wigs and not dyeing. While filming the train scene, Kate Winslet punches Jim Carrey. Apparently this was not staged nor planned, his response is that of genuine surprise. From the book 1000 Films to change your life it quotes that “The director Michael Gondry uses visual effects both simple and tricksy to portray a mind unravelling backwards”. This is a very intriguing and touching film. In Roger Ebert’s review he states that “The insight of “Eternal Sunshine” is that, at the end of the day, our memories are all we really have, and when they’re gone, we’re gone.” At the Academy Awards in 2005 this won one Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay. At the Bafta Awards in 2005 this won for Best Screenplay – Original and also for Best Editing.