Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Movie Review: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

I saw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind yesterday, and I enjoyed it. It stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, but it has a bunch of other people in it that you’d recognize as well. (Elijah Wood, David Cross, and Kirsten Dunst are all in it.)

Here’s a quick synopsis: Carrey and Winslet were in a relationship, but Winslet got tired of Carrey, so she had a procedure done to erase all of her memories of him. A little extreme, I know, but that’s what she did. So Carrey decides to do the same thing, and have his memories of Winslet erased as well. The vast majority of the movie takes place inside Carrey’s head, as the procedure is happening, and his memories are being erased.

I had a couple of problems with the movie, which were both minor. (I can’t really tell you about either, because they would spoil some aspects of the movie.) One of those problems was simply the way the movie ended—which, as I said, I can’t go into—but it was expected, so I wasn’t too disappointed by it.

Overall, I recommend this movie, so feel free to go and see if, if you haven’t already.