Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a romantic sci-fi movie by Michel Gondry about a young couple who has a falling out who then decide to have each other deleted from their memories via a medical procedure. It stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.


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Age rating:
R
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Director:
Michel Gondry
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Duration:
1h 48m
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Genre:
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

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Release date:
2004-03-19
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Stars:
Jim Carey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

20 comments

  • #1
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2018
    "Jim Carrey's finest dramatic performance. He portrays Joel, a depressed and lonely man, who meets Clementine. She is a wondrous light in his mundane life of work and not work. Carrey is the ultimate empathetic every man in this film. You want him to be happy. Kate Winslet gives her famous "manic pixie dream girl" performance as Clementine. I found her at first hyperactive, then so very human as it's slowly apparent how insecure she is with her own life. Their chemistry seems off at first, but you realize they are perfect strangers in this lovely movie. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind captures our feelings in a moment. Charlie Kaufman's script is an appeal to human emotion and empathy as any film I have ever been lucky enough to have seen. How precious are memories? Do they define us? Is our life just a sequencing of memories? I believe Eternal Sunshine asks that we cherish our memories as they are the remembrances of what we have lived. Remember your love and appreciate what you have. Make memories."
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2018
    "The first rule of Fight Club is not to talk about it, so I shouldn't even be writing about the movie. But seriously, Fight Club is an amazing movie that touches on the subject of toxic masculinity and how men are lost in the society of today and thus resort to doing reckless, violent things. I want to watch more movies like FIght Club and this is a great accompanying film to watch after watching fight club."
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  • #3
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    Anonymous
    June 22, 2018
    "This movie has scenes where the guy basically dreams about his memories of his girlfriend and the course of their relationship. It's a really interesting choice for this list since what happened in the film was not technically a dream, but it still comes very close to that, I think. I still like how the movie panned out and I enjoy watching it with my partner. :)"
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    Anonymous
    April 17, 2019
    "AAAAAWWWW. What a poignant, strange, adorable, funny, and whimsical film! It's not like anything I've ever seen. The idea of "deleting" someone from your memory completely is so sad and dramatic it's a wonder this film turned out hilarious and light-hearted. Jim Carey was perfect and Kate Winslet was luminous. My favorite movie of all time! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"
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  • #5
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    Anonymous
    June 14, 2018
    "Ahhh yes, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The film equivalent of a hipster anthem. I don't think it's overrated at all, like some people think. It's popularity is very well-deserved. The soundtrack alone is worth going gaga over, but couple that with the movie itself and you have a cinematic masterpiece."
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  • #6
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    Anonymous
    May 30, 2018
    "Everyone loves a love story, but not everyone likes the typical romance, which is why this film is popular. It is a very offbeat film that is hard to describe after viewing, yet it tugs at the heartstrings. Every element of the move--from the acting to the special effects--are top-notch."
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    Anonymous
    July 4, 2018
    "This movie has a really similar vibe to Amelie. It is a dreamy kind of movie that isn't quite based on real life. However, the plot is very different from each other since this one is more of a drama romance thing. Still, they are both really beautiful to watch."
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    Anonymous
    July 9, 2018
    "This movie is a really great one. Imagine if you really could have that medical procedure done. Many people would be so confused! HAHA. If you like Requiem for a Dream, this would be a good movie to watch that is lighter but has that mind-boggling element to it."
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    Anonymous
    May 22, 2018
    "This is a great Jim Carrey movie. It has to deal a lot with relationships and breakups and things of that sort. It also features a great cast with a lot of big name actors and actresses. It has even been acclaimed as a romantic comedy unlike any other."
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    Anonymous
    May 27, 2018
    "Jim Carrey is good in this movie, but not his best work. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a good mind bending movie though. It really makes you think about if you did erase an old girlfriend and what it would do to you. I recommend it."
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  • #11
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "I definitely saw Jim Carrey in a whole new light in this movie. It's heart-wrenching and I felt really emotional throughout the film. But I understand Jim's character when he chose to want to forget Kate after everything that happened."
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  • #12
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    Anonymous
    May 24, 2018
    "I really like weird movies that make you think, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of the best ones I've seen. I love the story and then characters and the way everything intertwines. If you haven't seen this one, check it out!"
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  • #13
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    Anonymous
    May 22, 2018
    "This was not exactly what i was looking for, i wanted an indie art house movie. This movie has Jim Carrey and though it is not a big budget production and is an indie it does not fit the genre of what i was looking for."
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  • #14
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    Anonymous
    November 8, 2019
    "We've all had painful past relationships that we would rather forget. If you're given the chance to erase all these bad memories, would you really? This is such a grounded and relatable movie that needs to be seen."
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  • #15
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    Anonymous
    February 13, 2019
    "I don't think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a rom-com but it's still AWESOME! The story is mind-blowing. It's like telling a love story in reverse. Good thing Netflix has it"
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  • #16
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    Anonymous
    May 28, 2018
    "This movie is definitely in my top 5 of indie movies. Jim Carrey gives a wonderful performance and the whole story is so trippy it's sure to make you question your own existence."
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "This movie although it covers a psychological approach to erasing memories it also made me and my girlfriend think about love and how it actually works. Great movie!"
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  • #18
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "I loved this movie|!! It really touched me and gave me strength to overcome problems in my relationshjips! Everyone should watch this movie!"
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    Anonymous
    January 28, 2020
    "One of the best movies if you want to be happy even when you're single. kate Winslet is flawless in here"
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  • #20
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    Anonymous
    May 30, 2018
    "This is a nice, engaging movie. My wife and I watch this movie about once a month."
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