• Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: September 28th, 2004

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: Science fiction , Romance

Production Co: This Is That Productions, Blue Ruin, Anonymous Content, Focus Features

Keywords: Doctor, Office, Creative, 2000s, Love, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Not only (Kaufman's) most accessible and romantic screenplay, it's his most complete. The third act works like a charm and pulls all his themes, characters and conflicts together beautifully. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    One of those rare collaborations that artists dream of, and that film lovers crave.

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    A complicated story that demands your full attention; Mr. Gondry unfolds it at a mind-bending pace. This alone makes it a hugely refreshing respite from ordinary multiplex fare. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)