Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The Top 63 Marathon, part 6

Title: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Year: 2004
Length: 108 minutes
Director: Michel Gondry
Writer: Charlie Kaufman; story by Kaufman, Michel Gondry & Pierre Bismuth
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst
Music: Jon Brion (and non-original music)
Distinctions: Oscar for Best Original Screenplay; Oscar nomination for Best Actress (Winslet); currently #57 on the IMDb’s Top 250

My reaction
Synopsis: a couple have each other erased from their memories
How I saw it: on video many times (have on DVD), most recently yesterday
Concept: Great.
Story: Great.
Characters: Great.
Dialog: Great.
Pacing: Great.
Cinematography: Good.
Special effects/design: Great.
Acting: Great.
Music: Great.
Subjective Rating: 10/10 (Favorite of my favorites). One of those movies where I always forget how good it is. It evokes this strange feeling, like waking up from a sad dream to find out everything’s okay – a particular sort of beautiful joy that can only come out of sadness.
Objective Rating: 3.9/4 (Great).


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