Analysis Of The Film ' Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind '

1050 Words May 1st, 2016 5 Pages
The film ‘Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind’, 2004, directed by award winning director Michel Gondry is a delightful film about the complex inner workings of one 's brain and the intricacies of human relationships. Encouraging the viewer to further reflect on their own life and outlook on the world with its complex storylines and themes. In the film Joel, portrayed by Jim Carrey, begins a relationship with Clementine, portrayed by Kate Winslet. The film follows the highs and lows of their relationship and subsequent break-up and erasing the memories of one another. The characters within the Eternal Sunshine are not those of a typical ‘rom-com’. Every pivotal moment of the film has been brought about by a characters fear or regret. Joel begins the film horribly introverted and fundamentally ‘in a rut’ as he is afraid of the possibilities and unknowns. Clementine, on the other hand, does everything in her power to experience everything and regret nothing, however, this fear of regret eventually causes her to fear all emotions. And lastly, Mary personifies deep regret of misadventures in her past that she goes to any lengths to avoid.

Throughout the entire run time of eternal sunshine of a spotless mind you see Jim Carrey’s character, Joel, changing and developing. In the beginning of the story, it is painstakingly obvious that Joel is introverted and generally timid and afraid of anything that isn’t within is relatively small comfort zone. Along the course of Joel…

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