“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.” (Alexander Pope)
After making sure we had enough of Frosti’s ice-cream for the night, my friend and I managed to watch a movie I’ve wanted to see for a while- “The Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind“.
Excellent movie, I loved it. The plot(which I greatly enjoyed) revolves around a couple (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet) undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour only to discover through the process of loss that they had so much to begin with. It tackles the philosophy behind giving things a “second chance”- is it really the lack of differences that make a relationship work? Everything deserves a second chance. A lot of people can relate to the underlying theme of love given and received and love lost.
Another thing that makes this movie worth watching is the acting, which was marvelous. Throughout the movie, I found it impossible to associate Carrey’s character Joel with the rest of his rubber-faced characters like Grinch, Ace Ventura, and Mask. Bravo Carrey, you impressed me. Winslet also did a great job, much better in my opinion than in her more acclaimed roles. All in all, both Carrey and Winslet managed to pull off a great performance, abandoning the typecasts that they’ve been fettered with for so long.