Critiquing Film, Television, and More

Quickie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is an inexhaustible serum formulated by lofty doses of trepidation. The film takes a similar high-octane approach within fetching out its countless events to that of one of my all-time favorites, Requiem for a Dream, making just about every conceptual message it has in store function freakishly well. Charlie Kaufman’s script is the key module to this movie’s heart-rending brain cluster that is surely guaranteed to tumble over and cause any other romantic narrative to look puny in comparison. (Verdict: A)

Jim Carrey’s character, Joel Barish, is precisely the embodiment of me. Not only that, Barish’s experiences are unaccustomedly identical to the relationships that I’ve somehow been fortunate enough to bump into, especially considering I’m a bit of a “less talker, more writer” sort of fella.

Two Words: Elijah Wood

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is available to rent and buy on YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and Netflix

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