Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind the Movie

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Unhappy couple uses latest technology to try and vacuum their minds clean of each other and all associated memories in this black comedy. Carrey plays it mostly straight here as Joel, a lovesick sap who undergoes the memory-erasing procedure when he finds out his strident girlfriend Clementine (Winslet) had similar sci-fi style treatment to wipe him out of her trendy blue-streaked head. Carrey begins to have second thoughts, however, playing hide and seek with his memories of Clementine from the thoroughly unprofessional mind-erasing technicians (Ruffalo and Wood) who trash his apartment in the process. Clever story penned by Kaufman in his second venture with director Gondry. Leads earn their stellar salaries here, along with excellent supports, including Wood, Ruffalo, Wilkinson, and Dunst.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on DVD
Running time 108 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, Sci Fi, Amnesia, Black Comedy, Romantic Drama
Screenplay
Michel Gondry, Charlie Kaufman
Cast
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Thomas Jay Ryan, Jane Adams, David Cross, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Ellen Pompeo
Cinematography
Ellen Kuras
Director
Michel Gondry
Music
Jon Brion
Other
Tom Nelson, Valdis Oskarskottir, David Stein, Melissa Toth, Dan Leigh
Producer
Anthony Bregman, Steve Golin, Anonymous Content, This Is That, Focus Features

Awards

Oscars 2004: Orig. Screenplay; British Acad. 2004: Film Editing, Orig. Screenplay; Writers Guild 2004: Orig. Screenplay.

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