Sunday I went to go see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. About the only way I can describe the feeling of this movie is imagine that your strolling down memory lane, only to find when ever you look behind you, everything has been erased. This movie required an extreme amount of consentration on my part, I was almost lost early on. But hang in there, it starts to make sense and then the plot hits you in the face.
Quite possibly one of the best movies I have ever seen dealing with the inner workings of human behavior, and what happens if you start to screw it up. One commentators views on the relationships expressed in the film:
He’s [Charlie Kaufman – writer] a masterful writer with a daring mind that knows no boundaries or limitations, and in this film he directs his unflinching genius at relationships – the human need for them, the over-whelming fragility of them, and most profoundly, the pain they cause when we expect another person to fulfill the parts of ourselves that cannot be filled by another person – the illusions we have about each other, the baggage we bring to any new encounter, the neurotic preconceptions that pretty much doom any relationship once it gets past the newness phase.
All-in-all a brilliant film, I deffinetly recommend it.