‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

By Chris Strupp

Imagine waking up one morning and realizing everything you once knew has been changed overnight. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is one of 2004’s best and most brilliant films that does not rely on a television revamp, but on the sheer genius of writer Charlie Kaufman. Jim Carrey was overlooked by the Academy in his performance as Joel Barish whose girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet), undergoes a procedure to erase him from her life. However, fate intervenes and the couple finds each other once again and begin to realize that they used to have something together. This movie begs the question, why can’t Hollywood learn to make quality films like this?