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September 21, 2012
Now, we can't get ahead of ourselves. Just because Jim Carrey is in the film doesn't mean we are going to get another Ace Ventura or Liar Liar. Cuz we aren't. In fact, Carrey's character is pretty normal (weird, I know) and the film itself is actually quite depressing. Despite its obvious focus on love, Eternal Sunshine, like The Time Traveler's Wife, is extremely unique and worth the watch. In this very deep and complex movie, Jim Carrey's character, a secluded man named Joel Barish, gets involved with a girl who is anything but secluded. As their relationship grows, so does their problems. And soon, Joel finds his girlfriend making out with another guy. In hurtful rage, he confronts her but only to realize that she doesn't remember him. Confused, Joel does some research and finds out that she had taken part in a program where the memory of a relationship can be removed from the mind. (There it is! There's the twist!) Heartbroken, Joel undergoes the same procedure. It's from this moment on that the film plunges into Joel's mind as he, now realizing the fault in his decision, desperately tries to preserve them. Yah, the film might sound lovey-dovey but like I said, it's different and the cinematography and concept alone is impressive.