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Aspect Ratio & Format : 1.85:1 1080p High definition
Audio : English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Commentary with Director Michel Gondry and Writer Charlie Kaufman, Commentary (Movie critic Lee Dong-jin)
Subtitles : Korean, English, Chinese(Traditional), Chinese(Simplified)
Rating : 15
Region Code : A
Run Time : 107 mins + 110 mins
- Deleted and Extended Scenes (25 : 44)
- A Look Inside Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind (11 : 32)
- A Conversation with Jim Carrey and Director Michel Gondry (15 : 35)
- Inside the Mind of Director Michel Gondry (19 : 46)
- Anatomy of a Scene: Saratoga Avenue (17 : 18)
- A Conversation with Kate Winslet and Director Michel Gondry (14 : 23)
- Music Video - The Polyphonic Spree "Light & Day" (3 : 3)
- Lacuna Infomercial (00 : 35)
- Theatrical Trailer (2 :1)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have erased each other from their memories. The film was written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. Kaufman and Gondry wrote the story with Pierre Bismuth. The ensemble cast includes Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood and Tom Wilkinson.
Featuring elements of psychological thriller and a nonlinear narrative to explore the nature of memory and romantic love, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind opened in North America to wide acclaim on March 19, 2004, and grossed over $70 million worldwide. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and Winslet received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
The film developed a cult following in the years after its release, and is now regarded by many critics as one of the greatest films of the 21st century.
The title of the film is a quotation from Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope.
Shy, soft-spoken Joel Barish and the unrestrained free-spirit Clementine Kruczynski begin a relationship on a Long Island Rail Road train from Montauk, New York to Rockville Centre. They are almost immediately drawn to each other despite their different personalities, though both had felt the need to travel to Montauk that day. Although they do not realize it at the time, Joel and Clementine are, in fact, former lovers, now separated after having spent two years together. After a fight, Clementine had hired the New York City firm Lacuna, Inc. to erase all of her memories of their relationship. Upon discovering this from his friends Rob and Carrie, Joel was devastated and decided to undergo the procedure himself, a process that takes place while he sleeps.
Much of the film subsequently takes place in Joel's mind, during this memory erasure procedure. As his memories are erased, he tries to evade the erasing effects of the procedure by hiding Clementine in remote parts of his subconscious. Joel finds himself revisiting them in reverse. Upon seeing happier times of love with Clementine from earlier in their relationship, he struggles to preserve at least some memory of her and his love for her. Despite his efforts to either hide the memories or wake up and stop the process, the memories are slowly erased. He comes to the last remaining memory of Clementine, the day he had first met her at a beach house in Montauk. As this memory disintegrates around them, she tells him, "Meet me in Montauk."
Separate, but related, story arcs, which revolve around the employees of Lacuna, are revealed during Joel's memory erasure. Patrick, one of the Lacuna technicians performing the erasure, uses Joel's memories and mannerisms to seduce Clementine. Mary, the Lacuna receptionist, is dating the other memory-erasing technician, Stan. During Joel's memory wipe, Mary discovers she had previously had an affair with Dr. Howard Mierzwiak, the married doctor who heads the company, and had agreed to have this erased from her memory when Dr. Mierzwiak's wife found out. On learning this, she asks Stan whether he knew about this, to which he claims that he didn't. Mary then quits her job and steals the company's records, and mails the two former clients their records from Lacuna.
Jim Carrey as Joel Barish
Ryan Whitney as young Joel
Kate Winslet as Clementine Kruczynski
Kirsten Dunst as Mary Svevo
Mark Ruffalo as Stan Fink
Elijah Wood as Patrick
Tom Wilkinson as Howard Mierzwiak
Jane Adams as Carrie Eakin
David Cross as Rob Eakin
Deirdre O'Connell as Hollis Mierzwiak
Thomas Jay Ryan as Frank
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