Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi |
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a American science fiction romantic drama film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. It follows an estranged couple who have erased each other from their memories. Pierre Bismuth created the story with Kaufman and Gondry. The ensemble cast includes Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson. The title of the film is a quotation from the 1717 poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope.
The film uses elements of the psychological thriller and a nonlinear narrative to explore the nature of memory and romantic love. It opened in North America to wide acclaim on March 19, 2004, and grossed over $70 million worldwide. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and Winslet received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actress. The film developed a cult following in the years after its release and has come to be regarded by many critics as one of the best films of the 21st century.
Shy, soft-spoken Joel Barish and unrestrained free spirit Clementine Kruczynski meet on a Long Island Rail Road train from Montauk to Rockville Centre. Both had felt the need to travel to Montauk that day, and they almost immediately connect, feeling drawn to each other despite their contrasting personalities. Although Joel and Clementine do not realize it, they were once in a relationship, having separated after dating for two years. After a fight, Clementine had hired the New York City firm Lacuna, Inc. to erase all her memories of their relationship. Upon discovering this from his friends Rob and Carrie, Joel decides to undergo the procedure himself.
Director: Michel Gondry
Writers: Charlie Kaufman (story & screenplay), Michel Gondry (story), Pierre Bismuth (story)
Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson
|Jim Carrey||…||Joel Barish|
|Kate Winslet||…||Clementine Kruczynski|
|Gerry Robert Byrne||…||Train Conductor|
|Thomas Jay Ryan||…||Frank|
|Tom Wilkinson||…||Dr. Mierzwiak|
|Ryan Whitney||…||Young Joel|
|Debbon Ayer||…||Joel’s Mother|
|Amir Ali Said||…||Young Bully|
|Brian Price||…||Young Bully|
|Paulie Litt||…||Young Bully (as Paul Litowski)|
|Josh Flitter||…||Young Bully|
|Lola Daehler||…||Young Clementine|
|Lauren Adler||…||Rollerblader (uncredited)|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia