Too many moments are wasted on gut-instincts and logic, when it comes to love one must live every moment for what it is because we only have one shot in this world and we might as well make it worthwhile. He has a flare that accompanies Kaufman's words with perfect symmetry. He is becoming a brilliant actor with qualities that resemble Jimmy Stewart and Tom Hanks. He wants the inevitable erasure to stop, but he is completely powerless. Soon she will be gone and he won't even remember that he forgot her. Elijah Wood, in his first role outside the Lord of the Rings franchise which recently wrapped up in December, gives an effective performance as a man one can't help but despise for his methods of obtaining someone's affection but at the same time feel pity for his plight, which is that he feels love eludes him. He is a fabulous everyman who is sympathetic and knowing, interesting and kind.
Howard Mierzwiak Tom Wilkinson , om zo Clementine uit zijn eigen geheugen te laten verwijderen. . But, one day, he meets Clementine. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake. Not to say that she doesn't perform well or that the character is a pointless one, not in the least, but perhaps it is the fact that her innocence, based on her name and the characters she has played, carries a stigma with her role. It is inevitable that at some time in our journey through life that we will come across someone that fascinates us so profoundly that we feel as though we could spend the rest of our lives with this magnetic individual.
Maar als Joel's herinneringen aan Clementine langzaam beginnen te verdwijnen, begint hij zijn liefde voor haar opnieuw te ontdekken. This will easily be one of the best films of 2004. This type of film appeals to people like me. It's going to be gone soon. Hij probeert uit alle macht het proces, dat zich diep in zijn hersenen voltrekt, tegen te gaan. The entire process of the operation is quite fascinating, really, if a bit reminiscent of an idea founded by none other than one of Kaufman's favorite writers, Philip K. The idealist may say that they lived happily ever after; the pessimist may say that they just reverted to disliking each other again.
If you try your best and nothing seems to work in that relationship then perhaps it will never work and you shouldn't play out a fantasy that you know will never be. Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd. Though the two give dramatically different personas to their characters and look as if they would never be quite compatible with each other based on surface actions, which is the idea the filmmakers are trying to express. When a relationship hits that unfortunate moment where it all seems to be breaking down, we, as human beings, seem to instantly draw ourselves to the negative aspects of that person, as Joel did early in the procedure, in an attempt of sorts to make everything right within our mind. Many believe that the idea of love goes beyond the reasonable or the logical to a more diverse level of the illogical, irrational, and the unreasonable. © Universal Pictures Benelux Music by Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Why is it that when we do fall in love with a certain individual and think at first that this is a perfect match, we find over time that less tolerable marks are more frequent on the surface? The bulk of the film takes place during the process, inside Joel's mind.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind : A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. If we all relied on nerves and logic, would anyone really fall in love? It's not what is right in front of us that should define a relationship; it is the memories themselves and the experiences of the two individuals. It is perfect in almost every conceivable way, and anyone who complains that it is not original must be joking -- in my entire lifetime, this is one of the most unique film experiences I have ever had. Mierzwiak en zijn crew hem najagen door zijn eigen herinneringen, wordt Joel meer en meer duidelijk dat hij Clementine niet uit zijn hoofd wil krijgen. Love is a complicated subject that can't be taught, it can only be experienced for what it is. This film bounces around on its timeline almost hysterically, but the director never lets us get lost. That seems like a contradiction.
The Charlie Kaufman penned 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' is as fresh and original as some of his other screenplays Being John Malkovich, Human Nature, Adaptation , but adds a romantic depth that makes this one of the most complete film going experiences I have ever had. You pick yourself up, let the relationship go, and, in time, move on. She seems the polar opposite of Joel, but they click. If the company keeps producing films this good, they may become hugely successful in the future, if not already. When Joel hears this from some friends, he angrily decides to do the same to Clementine, erasing her completely from his mind. The concepts and the feelings expressed behind the script of this film hit so hard to home that it feels as though we our seeing our own love lives played out on screen.
There was an exchange during the film between our two leads, Joel and Clementine, played with poignancy and nuance by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, that echoed what I was feeling about the film. How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! As crazy and almost surreal as elements of this film are, it somehow remains honest and real. And why is it that we overlook some individuals that, although at first there is no real 'love connection' per say, we seem to have a somewhat pure liking for someone and that it takes us longer then it should to see that person for who they really are to us? The movie is like a very bizarre dream, when you're trying to interact with people, but they're not responding, and you shout and try to get their attention but they don't seem to notice. The viewer can almost live vicariously through the two dysfunctional characters that are remarkably just like ordinary people. The most recent memories are first to go and we watch as they slowly disappear into nothingness. It is easy to understand why Joel falls in love with Clementine.
Hers is a beautiful performance that will go overlooked. I think the film will appeal to those who loved the recent masterpiece 'Lost in Translation' or Tom Tykwer's recent beauty, 'Heaven'. Jim Carrey has pulled off a rather remarkable transformation that I would have deemed impossible a decade ago. What happens if that relationship doesn't work? Joel attempts to outrun the erasers through a dizzying chase through his mind. Either way, it leaves you to imagining your own ending; a characteristic many films leave out.