This film, which can be rentedfrom your local video store, israted on a scale of 1 to 4 caducei:
Eternal Sunshine of
the Spotless Mind
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THESPOTLESSMIND (2004):We've all beenthrough momentswhen we wish wecould forget something,some time,or someone. Butwould the sacrificeof memories—good or bad—beworth it? This is the question thatsparks the plot of . Directed byMichel Godry, this film takes us intothe mind of Joel Barish (Jim Carrey)as he elects to erase the memories ofhis turbulent relationship withClementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet)almost as a retaliation of herdoing the same. In keeping with thissubconscious backdrop, the moviehas a very dreamlike, nonlinear qualitythat is disjointed and illogical, butvery real. Jim Carrey does a great jobcreating believability amid this chaos.Kate Winslet contributes to thewhimsy of the story by crafting avery free-spirited character thatseems to fit perfectly in a collage offree-flowing memories. The supportingcast, including Tom Wilkinson,who never disappoints, and KirstinDunst contribute to a very compellingsubplot that gives the movie asinister depth. Although the twistsand turns of the plot may be confusing,once you get into the rhythm ofthe storyline, the film provides acompelling cinematic journey.
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