For Presidents’ Day, a love story.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a movie that everyone can enjoy. It uses elements of science fiction, nonlinear narration and neosurrealism. This film shows how you can take all of these elements and blend them together into a profound movie that touches the core of human experience.
Does that go too far?
I don’t think so.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was met with overwhelmingly universal acclaim, and Winslet’s performance was generally praised. Many critics cited the film as the “best movie of the decade”. The film has a 93% certified fresh rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website based on 216 reviews. The consensus is that the film is “a twisty, trippy, yet moving take on love, Kaufman-style.”
Roger Ebert commented, “Despite jumping through the deliberately disorienting hoops of its story, Eternal Sunshine has an emotional center, and that’s what makes it work.” Ebert later included the film in his “Great Movies” series.
That just goes to show you aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers out there that story is king.
The songs are:
Sneakers by James Horner
Mr. Blue Sky, by E.L.O.
A Beautiful Mind by James Horner