Friday, March 26, 2004

Eternal Sunshine

Went to see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind this weekend. Hard to write about the movie much without spoiling it. Written by Charlie Kaufman, who also wrote Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, so if you liked those, I'm guessing you'll like this. What a great movie to showcase Jim Carrey's talents. I think he's brilliant, but he often gets overlooked because of his eccentric behavior and tendency toward physical comedy. I don't think anyone can write him off after this one. Also relieved to see Elijah Wood doing well in a post LOTR role. I was worried he'd always be Frodo, but he did a great job in his small part in this film.
So, trying not to give away much if you haven't seen it, this movie deals with erasing memories, painful, hurtful memories. Things get complicated though, as you see it's difficult to erase memories without erasing more than you intend, part of your own identity. Think of just one decision in your life - If you had chosen/acted differently, how many other things would be impacted by that decision? (Think Back to the Future 2!)
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