Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GiLxkDK8sI
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/

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Jim Carrey is capable of serious roles. This is one. His best one. The movie is also bordering on surreal and is loaded with fine details that you really need to watch out for. Especially the opening scene where he is clueless to who Huckleberry Hound is. The time-line is slightly skewed and it often takes 2 or 3 watches for the movie to make complete sense. My only tip would be to watch for the dots on his temples to identify his brain (that will make sense when you watch it..).

It’s a breakup movie more than a love movie but I suppose it could be both? What if a company could erase the memory of someone from your life? And visa versa? What if you had second thoughts?

9.2/10

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The Fountain

July 13, 2009

The Fountain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM_NF8ZpqyE&
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414993/

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The fountain is an abstract love story about the fragility of life and the concept of death. It’s a surreal movie who’s time-span is over 1000 years (from 1500AD to 2500AD) and covering 3 parallel story lines. If you are not used to abstract movies this could get complicated and troublesome when attempting to identify what to follow.

The movie was super low budget despite some beautiful graphics. I was impressed they got some heavy names for such low cash but they apparently loved the screenplay enough to want to do it. I’m not generally a fan of the concept of ‘big name actors’ but I suppose it stems from reliability of product and comfort in choice.

The movie is a work of art. Attempt to find a good 720-1080p release of it that shows it’s true glory because this is a very visually oriented movie.

7.8/10