Meta Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

This is a rather cool behind the scenes photo from the cult classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It pairs stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet with their young alter egos in one of the film’s trippier moments. Although to be fair, practically every moment in this film was pretty far out.

I like this film for being different, but I’m not sure it deserves the massive amounts of praise that’s been heaped upon it over the years. Maybe I should go back and watch it one more time, but I’ve seen it twice, and it just never quite did it for me. I know I’m in the minority here, but it’s just what I feel to be the case.

I also hate Kate Winslet’s blue hair. So there.


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  1. I remember randomly picking this movie off of my netflix instant player, and being sucked into it.
    I didn’t know what to expect and it exceeded my expectations.
    In fact, there were a number of scenes where I was puzzled as to how they even pulled them off, special effects wise…and as a movie geek, that is something that doesn’t happen too often…especially from an older movie.

  2. favorite movie of all time. Not only is the structure and dialogue of the screenplay perfect for the story it tells, the direction is perfect for the elements that the story contains (the memory wipe technology).
    The acting by Winslet and Carrey are wonderful in my opinion. Many of my friends don’t like Jim Carrey so they shrug this movie off, but he brings his A-game to serious roles like this.
    Finally, the themes this film explores – mainly, the basic struggle people have of maintaining romantic relationships – are strong and ambitious and important things for every person to digest.

    I want to see someone do an article comparing this movie with Annie Hall, (500) Days of Summer, and Blue Valentine. All four movies are about that struggle to maintain a failing romantic relationship and all four movies are presented in disjointed, nonlinear narratives. Take a day or two to watch these movies together, and see which are your favorites.

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