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R| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
After a painful breakup, Clementine (Kate Winslet) undergoes a procedure to erase memories of her former boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey) from her mind. When Joel discovers that Clementine is going to extremes to forget their relationship, he undergoes the same procedure and slowly begins to forget the woman that he loved. Directed by former music video director Michel Gondry, the visually arresting film explores the intricacy of relationships and the pain of loss.

Cast: Jim Carrey , Kate Winslet , Kirsten Dunst , Mark Ruffalo , Elijah Wood , Tom Wilkinson , Jane Adams , David Cross

Director: Michel Gondry

Genres: Romance, Science fiction

Distributor: Focus Features

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Release Date: March 19th, 2004|1 hr. 48 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Chases so many ideas that it threatens to spin out of control. But with our multiplexes stuffed with toxic Hollywood formula, it's a gift to find a ballsy movie that thinks it can do anything, and damn near does. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The thinking is shallow. The emotions are tepid. But the creativity is dazzling. If that sounds like a slam, consider that most Hollywood screenplays are predictable, rote and functional -- and those are the good ones, folks. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It is by turns comic, dark and surprisingly tender. If one must reduce it to simple description, call it a love story with a twist. Or a twisted love story. show more

  • August 13, 2012 filmlover1994
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    Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Is One Of My Favorite Films Of All Time.

  • June 12, 2010 Judsonray10
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    Definitely one of my favorite movies. the writers for this film had the most honest dialogue i've seen in a movie in a very long time. and also the way Jim Carrey played this very melancolly, mopey guy was top notch in his acting abilities. Awesome awesome awesome!!1

  • June 14, 2008 LetTheMassesRIOT
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    most amazing movie ever

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