Thursday, 23 October 2008
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 
-->This is one love story that is so unique in its content, so irreverent in its ideation and metaphors, and so transcendental in its approach, that it can be safely stated that there has never been concocted a piece on romance like this one. A surreal, phantasmagoric tale of two individuals, once deeply in love with each other, who have decided to be part of a revolutionary programme to erase each other’s presence from their respective memories to be relieved of the pain of heartbreak and separation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is an intellectually invigorating, albeit complex, movie. The brilliant, quirky Jim Carrey (cast against his type) and the marvelous, vivacious Kate Winslet, who mistakenly feel that they have wiped out the requisite memory cells from their respective brains, share hauntingly beautiful screen chemistry. Confident direction, cinematography laced with vivid realism yet a dream-like quality, and the iconoclastic Charlie Kaufman’s utterly unconventional and magnificently eccentric script have ensured that the viewers will remember this funny, weird and unsettling movie as a mesmeric human drama, rather than as just an innovative sci-fi flick or a mind boggling psycho-analytical thesis, or for that matter, an audacious experimental venture.
Director: Michel Gondry
Genre: Comedy Drama/Fantasy/Romantic Comedy/Avant-Garde/Experimental