Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Friday, June 13, 2014

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d.

Above is pretty much the summary of the movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s a quote lifted from Alexander Pope’s Eloisa to Abelard, which I haven’t read but assume similar to the film’s gist.



The story’s both sad and touching, like a clear presentation of serendipity. Two people, Joel Barish (played by Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (by Kate Winslet), met. And they fell in love with each other. And they screwed it all up. And then one day, one of them decided to just stop everything.

Oddly fiction-y, I hope it exists in real life, there’s a machine that is able to erase people and memories in one’s mind. The movie was made quite creatively through the unexpected scenes and the abrupt ending.

Not that I doubt it (I mean, I do), but it’s almost like a bittersweet thing for me when two people are given second chances. I mean, what are the odds that none of them will fuck up again? But it doesn’t make this film little less nice ‘cause it’s so much more than that.