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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.

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A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake. Written by anonymous

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I already forget how I used to feel about you. See more »


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Rated R for language, some drug and sexual content | See all certifications »

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19 March 2004 (USA)  »

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Eterno resplandor de una mente sin recuerdos  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,175,198 (USA) (19 March 2004)

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$34,126,138 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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All of the train shots were shot onboard a real, moving, train. See more »

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During the "operation", Mary passes a joint to Stan. In the next shot, Mary has the joint again. See more »

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Joel: [voice over] random thoughts for Valentine's day, 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.
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The text in the opening credits appears quickly and then slowly withers away, like a memory. See more »

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Everything is done right except for the female lead
23 October 2011 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

This is a movie which I really want to like, and a movie which I'm sure I would have liked if it wasn't for one small flaw: The character that Kate Winslett plays is just, through and through, a horrible person and I couldn't care less when Jim Carrey's character decides to remove her from his memory. That is, the whole movie seems to build upon the internal conflict that the main character feels once the memories of his former girl friend starts to vanish. However, it's like watching a movie where someone's trying to get rid of her love for Hitler. I feel zero conflict.

For the record, I've seen this movie five times. I really want to like it, but I can't. If they just would have made the female lead likable, I would have given it a solid nine or ten.


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