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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

I wish I could have the memory of every Jim Carey movie I ever saw erased from my mind, except this one.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a bit boggling to say the least but in spite of Jim Carey being in it, I highly recommend it. (Billy Crudup or somebody a little less known would have been more refreshing, not to mention easier on the eyes).

Kate Winslet was amazing. I wish her role as Clementine had been more developed.

I have lots more to say about this film but I don't want to ruin it for those who haven't seen it. If you've already seen it....

There are a lot of questions I left the theater with....

How many times did Joel and Clementine meet, have a relationship, break-up and have the memory of their relationship erased?

What was up with all those fleeting images that made me think Clementine was going to die (presumably from some type of car wreck)?

In the beginning of the movie, Joel (Jim Carey) wakes up, eventually gets dressed, goes outside, and as he's walking down the sidewalk he says to himself, "Maybe I'll get back together with Nicole. She was nice."


We'll never know. I assume that the erasure of the memory of Clementine was 100% effective...or was it?

I thought the film dragged on needlessly about two thirds of the way through. The viewer really didn't need THAT much non-revealing replay of happier times between Joel and Clementine, unless these happier times developed their characters more, which it didn't.

I'm thinking here about the scenes where Joel and Clementine are walking along the beach at night and Clementine goes giddily into that beach house and starts nosing around. I can see why these scenes weren't cut because the special effects were pretty cool--the beach house getting all sandy on the inside and then collapsing...but I was gettin' antsy by this time and nothing new was being revealed, just more of the same.

I don't know. This film needs to be seen more than once...those tricky, capitalist bastards!

In other news, vital life energy is being sucked out of me by three of my closest girlfriends who can't stop telling me how horrible their boyfriends/husbands/ex-husbands are. I'm really sorry guys but I'm PMSing and I just need to put you on pause right now before I kill ya.

1. I'm sick of American Literature (not really, I just said that because I feel bitchy).
2. I have a headache.
3. My apartment is a mess.
4. I really should do the dishes.
5. I can't stop peeking into a book of selected interviews with Allen Ginsburg I got as a gift for my dad.
6. I need to spend some quality time with my cats.
7. I need to update my journal.
8. I need some donuts in order to focus.
9. My stomach hurts.
10. I should really shave my legs one of these days...


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May. 1st, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)
i wrote this after i saw sunshine:

Kings of Long Goodbyes

of the long goodbyes
put on their crowns
before they part.
Though remembrance fails
in tangled webs of ecstacy,
what seems a dream
is in truth unsettling reality.
I guess it take a while
to say farewell
to someone who holds your heart.</center>
May. 1st, 2004 03:04 pm (UTC)
I really want to see this movie. It appears to be visually unique in the previews. I just hope Jim Carey isn't all spazzy like he is in all his other movies.
May. 1st, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
He's not. He's actually, maybe, kind-of good even...
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May. 1st, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I really didn't catch how all that went on between Dunst's character and that doctor....too many memories being erased too keep track of.
May. 1st, 2004 09:43 pm (UTC)
Don't make fun of me, but I think Jim Carey is hot! Especially after I saw him in The Majestic.
May. 2nd, 2004 07:44 am (UTC)
May. 2nd, 2004 03:34 pm (UTC)
Hi, thanks for adding me.

I'm not much of a fan of Jim carey, but I liked this movie. It did drag a bit. :)
May. 3rd, 2004 08:14 pm (UTC)
Hi, I saw your thing in ljover30, and like your writing. Do you mind if I add you?
May. 3rd, 2004 09:20 pm (UTC)
please do!
May. 4th, 2004 04:03 am (UTC)
Mmm, Forbidden Donuts...
Hi. Saw your post in LJover30. Anyone who writes, draws, and quotes really strange TMBG songs on their bio page is worth checking out, at least.

By the by, I'm from Cincinnati, and Over-The-Rhine is definitely not a place you want to go into after dark. Or even during the day.

oh, wait, you mean the band... ;)
May. 6th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)
Hi, I hope you don't mind that I added you.
May. 6th, 2004 07:50 pm (UTC)
Update your damn journal, you laotian hoochie!
May. 7th, 2004 06:57 am (UTC)
Me! What about you?
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