Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [Blu-ray] [2004]

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  • Release Date: 01/25/2011
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (26 out of 26)

Special Features


  • A look inside Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MInd
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • A conversation with Jim Carrey and director Michel Gondry
  • Inside the mind of director Michel Gondry
  • Anatomy of a scene: Saratoga avenue
  • A conversation with Kate Winslet and director Michel Gondry
  • Feature commentary with director Michel Gondry and writer Charlie Kaufman
  • The polyphonic spree "Light & Day" music video
  • Lacuna informercial

Synopsis


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The second feature from director Michel Gondry (Human Nature) finds the filmmaker reteaming with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman for this off-the-wall romantic comedy. Jim Carrey stars as Joel Barish, a man who is informed that his ex-girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their relationship erased from her brain via an experimental procedure performed by Dr. Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson). Not to be outdone, Joel decides to have the same procedure done to himself. As Mierzwiak's bumbling underlings Stan (Mark Ruffalo) and Patrick (Elijah Wood) perform the operation on Joel -- over the course of an evening, in his apartment -- Joel struggles in his own mind to save the memories of Clementine from being deleted. Kirsten Dunst, David Cross, and Jane Adams also star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jim Carrey
    Jim Carrey - Joel Barish
  • Kate Winslet
    Kate Winslet - Clementine Kruczynski
  • Tom Wilkinson
    Tom Wilkinson - Dr. Howard Mierzwiak
  • Mark Ruffalo
    Mark Ruffalo - Stan
  • Kirsten Dunst
    Kirsten Dunst - Mary



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Carrey at his best

    Posted
    Treydle
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    How many bad relationships have you had? Relationships that keep you from moving forward for one reason or another? What if someone offered you a simple solution that would only take one evening and cost a nominal fee? Would you take it? When we first meet Joel Barish (played by Jim Carrey), he’s waking up in his home, wearing pajamas he doesn’t recognize. It’s Valentine’s Day and, rather than go to work, he makes a spur of the moment decision to visit Montauk. As is typically the case with beach communities in the off-season, Montauk is deserted. Then, unexpectedly, Joel sees a woman on the beach. He wonders why he “falls in love with every woman” he sees who shows him “the slightest bit of attention”. He encounters the same woman when he orders breakfast at a local restaurant and then, one final time, on the train home. The woman (played by Kate Winslet) introduces herself without any prompting. Her name is Clementine and she and Joel are getting off at the same stop. Their initial interaction makes Joel rather uncomfortable, he being the quiet, reserved type while Clementine is very outgoing and gives little thought to other peoples’ opinions of her. Additionally, she has great disdain for generic adjectives like “nice”, a word Joel uses more than once during their time on the train. When Joel spots Clementine walking home he offers to give her a ride and she accepts. When they arrive at her apartment, Clementine invites Joel up to her place for a drink and, despite the differences between them, or maybe as a result of them, Joel is intrigued. They take a late night trip to see the frozen Charles River and their romance progresses. The following morning, they arrive at Clementine’s once again, Joel driving while Clementine slept, and she asks if they can go to his place and sleep there. She enters her apartment to retrieve some personal items and Joel, waiting in the car, is approached by a stranger who inquires as to why Joel is there. The conversation is awkward and short. Then, Clementine returns and they depart. Next, the credits begin rolling and we are shown an obviously distraught Joel. That is when the story really begins. I go back and forth on the subject of non-linear storytelling. There are some stories that seek to make themselves seem interesting by showing the elements out of order and others that are genuinely enhanced by jumping from one point in time to another. I believe Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind falls in the second category. The creative manner by which they depict those elements of the story that take place within the mind of the main character, the subplots involving the unprincipled technicians performing the procedure add a whole new dimension to an already engrossing tale. Carrey and Winslet are both at the top of their games and, in my opinion, Carrey was never better before and hasn’t been since. This is an amazing movie. See it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    This is a great movie, my wife and I love it! Jim Carrey proves he can do more than just comedy. This movie, (just like Number 23), was rather underrated. I think it's just because people aren't used to seeing Jim Carrey do something other than comedy. The same thing happened when Robin Williams did something other than comedy. People dissed his movies, not because the movie was bad, but because they only wanted to see him in comedies. Now look at all the great noncomedy films he's done. Jim Carrey is having the same problem. People are dissing his films just because they're not comedies. So, just like Robin Williams, Jim Carrey is going to have to do a couple more noncomedies before he's taken seriously by the public and critics. This movie is very intriguing and thought provoking with a very unique and intelligent plot. I highly recommend it! Also, if you haven't seen it, Number 23 is a great movie as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My All-Time Favorite Movie

    Posted
    IdioticBunny

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. A fitting title for a perfect movie. The movie stars Jim Carrey as Joel, a shy and quiet man whose girlfriend, Clementine (played marvelously by Kate Winslet), has recently erased him from her memory. Heartbroken by this news, he decides to have the same procedure done to him, but soon realizes, while it's already too late, that he truly loves this girl and doesn't want her erased from his memory. With the greatest script I've ever seen - filled with the most romantic and memorable lines - and a great ensemble cast - including Tom Wilkinson, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, and Elijah Wood - makes for one of the best love stories ever in movie history. I recommend this movie completely for anyone who loves a good chick flick, or a memorable and moving cinematic experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    Posted
    arnieb

    I ordered a copy of this film, being somewhat curious as to what all the fuss was about amongst critics when it was released. What a delightful surprise this movie was...it's love story is on a whole other level. The viewer is instantly brought into the sad and depressing life of Joel Barish...but there's more to his story that meets the eye. Soon enough we know that he has come out of a long relationship...but wait, let me stop there. Just watch this movie! I can't explain it because it's so intricate and thought provoking that YOU should watch it and draw your own conclusions. I would definitely recommend this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy if you enjoy this movie.

    Posted
    BK047
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    This is a movie I saw several years ago and enjoyed, but I never purchased it. When I saw that the Blu-Ray was put on sale, I decided to go with this version, I am very glad I did. While it isn't the sharpest Blu-Ray I have ever seen, it's definitely the best quality you will see of this particular movie, and I don't think it could be any sharper than this. The special features are kind of your standard run of the mill features that get added to most movies, but if you are a fan, you will probably find them to be decent. For those who haven't seen it, I would definitely recommend watching this if you find the premise interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Love story,my favorite ever.dedicate this!

    Posted
    Stevy
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    I dedicated this movie to my girlfriend and bought it for her as a Christmas gift, she Loved it and could not stop looking at it she told me. If you watch this movie open up your heart and watch it with the person you Love quietly alone together no interruptions, that is where the magic is. Brings me to tears and plenty of parts that will be favorite parts that relate to your relationship.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Mind Thanked Me for this Movie

    Posted
    chrislegacy
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    Actually enjoyed the premise of this film and Carey's non-comedic role. Kate Winslett gives a good "off-Hollywood" performance as well. Mark Ruffalo and Kirsten Dunst surprise appearances. An interesting look at relationships and those we'd prefer not to revisit, but forget?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Good for a Dark Laugh

    Posted
    Spartacus23
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    Opening your brain a bit is tough with a serious complex of science and comedy at the same time in this movie. Straight up Sci-Fi/Fantasy that gets overlooked often times, but with the charm of an Independent Film. It's got spirit.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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