Monday, November 15, 2004

Review – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Normally a romance wouldn’t draw too much attention from me. But throw in some brain erasing and a certain indie charm, and I actually ended up liking this production. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslett are having relationship trouble, so she decides to go to a strange new service that erases all memory of him from her mind. Understandably upset when he finds out, he follows suit. But midway through the procedure he changes his mind and begins a battle within his own memories to preserve her. Some of the effects used to create the disintegrating memories were sort of fun, pleasantly understated for the most part. I was a bit bemused by the Kirsten Dunst sub-plot while it unfolded, but in the end it turned out to have more of a point than it looked like it was going to have. And yeah, in spots it works the whole “quirky” thing a little too hard. But overall this is an enjoyable if moody little tale about the prevalence of love. Worth seeing

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