Saturday, February 24, 2007

Eternally yours..

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

This is one movie that I will NEVER forget. Apart from the fact that it is one hell of a mind-fuck, this movie is deeper than many people perceive it to be. Firstly, it reflects the power of attraction. Joel and Clementine fall in love although they had erased each other from their memories through a psychiatric procedure after ending their relationship. The story shows how impractical it is to "erase" someone / certain events from one's memory although it might sound ideal at the moment of unhappiness. When Joel and Clementine break up , the latter does not give herself time to introspect her wrong-doings instead she erases Joel from her memory. This does not work too well for her as she commits the same mistakes in newly formed relationships which inturn makes her life living hell. The plot is something like this :

On a Valentine Day, Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) feels the impulse of going to Montauk instead of working. After spending the cold day on the beach, he meets Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet) on the train station and they have a crush on each other. Joel and Clementine do not know that they were mates in the past. Joel has just erased Clementine from his memories when he found that Clementine did exactly the same, when their relationship ended. However, along his erasing process, Joel becomes astonished when he finds that he still loves Clementine and he does not want to lose her, fighting for keeping the memories of their moments together instead.

Imagine this: You think you have a small fight with your partner and that everything will be ok eventually, you decide to make the first move and talk it out with her only to hear her say "Do I know you?" and she really means it.

How happy is the blameless vessle's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot; Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.

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