Thomas’s review published on Letterboxd:
After finding out that his girlfriend Clementine has erased him from her memories, Joel decides to do the same, but during the procedure he changes his mind, because he remembers, why he has fallen in love with Clementine in the first place. Now, he desperately tries to stop the procedure before it is too late.
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” has a fascinating premise and a fantastic script. The film uses a non-linear narrative structure to show us how the relationship of Joel and Clementine started, unfolded, and ended. We learn, what they loved about each other and what didn´t work in their relationship. The film makes some thought-provoking observations about love, relationships, memories, and life in general and the atmosphere is very melancholic throughout the movie.
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is brilliantly crafted, especially cinematography and editing are really impressive. The transitions between the different memories or memories and reality are mind-blowing.
The acting is fantastic as well. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet are both great and play a believable couple. Especially Jim Carrey surprised me. In this movie he clearly demonstrates that he is a serious actor and not just a comedian.
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is intelligent, well-crafted and thought-provoking as well as heartfelt and emotionally moving. This film hit me right in the feels. Highly recommended.