Sunday, January 31, 2010

My 20 favorite films of the 2000s: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

These are my 20 personal favorite films of the 2000s and they are not being ranked according to any criteria, other than I love them. So here they are, in alphabetical order:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

The timeless emotion of love has been written about since the written word took form. Films are no exception in their use of love as the driving force behind many plots and with this masterpiece of a story we are given every angle you can have, from the good to the not-so-good to the bad of this fickle emotion.

Jim Carey and Kate Winslet turn in wonderful performances as a couple/not couple who have had their memories altered in an effort to forget and to move on – but can you ever fully move on from your ultimate emotions? In this Charlie Kauffman script we are taken for a typical wild ride and trying to figure this film out in a linear fashion could cause a potential rupture of the brain – just let that part go and enjoy the film. This is simply not for everyone to enjoy, and for those who do not, no hard feelings I say, but for those who get into these type of movie I think you will find a spot for this among your all time favorites.

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