Last night Anna-Maria and I took in a movie at The Mill. The show we saw, though I had my doubts going into it, was “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. (Apple Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes) With a star studded crowd, including Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst & Elijah Wood, and a script by Charlie Kaufman it turns out this movie is actually one of the most original romantic comedies I’ve ever seen. The film itself is brilliant, “an endlessly clever, humorous and strangely moving story that will leave you with a warm heart and smoke curling out of your ears.” However, the thing that is so astounding about it is the fact that it is, at its core, a clean and simple story about ordinary human desires and weaknesses that anyone can identify.
I can’t say this movie is for everyone (in fact when my parents saw it, they walked out — they said it was just too weird) but if you like the type of scripts that writer Charlie Kaufman is famous for, such as “Being John Malkovich” and “Adaptation” then this is a movie you’ll love. Oh and if you’ve already seen it and would prefer to forget it, you could always book an appointment with Lacuna Inc. and have the memory erased forever…
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Ali and I saw this one last week sometime too … we really liked it a lot. For some reason we couldn't help but compare it to another off the mainstream film from last year — "Lost In Translation". We both felt that the story was much stronger for ESotSM.