Rent Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

3.7 of 5 from 1226 ratings
1h 43min
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Synopsis:
Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet), has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson), to get the same treatment. But as his memories of Clementine begin to fade, Joel suddenly realizes how much he still loves her.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry
Others:
Charlie Kaufman, Valdís Óskarsdóttir, Pierre Bismuth
Studio:
Momentum
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Awards:

2005 BAFTA Best Original Screen Play

2005 BAFTA Best Editing

2005 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
04/10/2004
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • A Look Inside Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Step into the mind of the filmmakers in this behind-the-scenes look at Eternal Sunshine
  • A Conversation with Jim Carrey and Director Michel Gondry - Witness an unparalleled discussion between Jim Carrey and Michal Gondry as they reflect on their favourite moments from the making of the film
  • Feature Commentary with Michel Gondry and Writer Charlie Kaufman
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Polyphonic Spree "Light & Day" Music Video
  • Lacuna Infomercial
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/10/2011
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Commentary with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman
  • A Conversation with Kate Winslet and Michel Gondry
  • A Conversation with Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry
  • A Look Inside Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Inside the Mind of Michel Gondry
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Anatomy of a Scene
  • The Polyphonic Spree "Light & Day" Music Video
  • Lacuna Infomercial and Trailer

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Reviews (13) of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

An absolute masterpiece. - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind review by Shatner's Bassoon

Spoiler Alert
02/03/2006

The plot of 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind' is essentially a love story in reverse. Joel is a quiet introverted man who discovers that after a particularly bad argument Clementine, his loud; extrovert girlfriend has had an experimental medical procedure to erase him from her memory. So traumatized and emotionally hurt is Joel that in retaliation he tracks down the clinic of Dr. Howard Mierzwiak the inventor of the treatment, and asks for the same procedure to remove Clementine from his memory. During the procedure Joel finds himself revisiting all the memories of his ex-girlfriend inside his mind. However, as the memories become older and fonder, Joel finds himself again remembering the love he and Clementine shared and begins to regret his decision. With the procedure steadily wiping memories of Clementine from his mind, the unconscious Joel tries to fight the erasing process by taking memories of Clementine and hiding them within other memories. As bizarre as the idea behind the film is, once you've seen it, you know it couldn't ever be told any other way, and although sounding complicated, the way the story is told is relatively easy to follow. One of the most amazing aspects of the film is the performance of Jim Carrey; he gives the most restrained, emotional and quite honestly the greatest performance of his career. Kate Winslet is equally good and her overtly extrovert portrayal of Clementine is the perfect balance to the shy Joel. Aside from the exceptional performances from Carrey and Winslet, what really draws you into the film is the honesty and sincerity that director Michel Gondry and writer Charlie Kaufman put into the story, turning quite a complicated idea into an accessible, entertaining and moving masterpiece.

6 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

"Mindblowingly" thought provoking - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind review by TB

Spoiler Alert
09/11/2005

Impressive performances by all. Glad to see Jim Carey in a "straight" role. I found I had to concentrate hard on what was happening in the film to make sense of it. So glad I did. Its one of the best films of 2004 in my opinion.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

LOVE IT OR LOATHE IT - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind review by 'Lil'Chicky'

Spoiler Alert
23/02/2005

It's the type of film to split the audience right down the middle. It's original & fantastic. Don't expect the usual mad-cap Carey

4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

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