Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Verbal Diorama

27-07-2023 • 51 mins

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!

The world forgetting, by the world forgot:

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!

Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned;

It's been almost 20 years since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was released, and it feels like nothing else comes close to depicting the cyclical nature of relationships so honestly, or so deftly. With pitch-perfect performances from Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet (both playing against type), a stellar supporting cast of Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood and Tom Wilkinson, and an atypical non-linear structure showing the deterioration of Joel and Clementine's relationship in reverse.

Who among us hasn’t asked what they’d do to remove the pain and hurt of an ex? Do soul mates exist? Are we constantly drawn to the same people, or people who remind us of the same people? Would we choose the instant gratification of memory removal, or the constant pain and sadness associated to that person leaving your life?

Is it better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all?

I would love to hear your thoughts on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind !



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