Top 20 Movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) ranks 9th in Matt Lynn Digital’s Top 20 Movies in ranked order listing. This independent film won director Michel Gondry and his co-writers Charlie Kaufman and Pierre Bismuth an Oscar in the best writing, original screenplay category.
The writing itself in many ways led to an outstanding cast, including Jim Carrey as Joel Barish, Kate Winslet as Clementine Kruczynski. Significant roles for Tom Wilkinson, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, and Mark Ruffalo also enhance what I have taken to be a sad, sweet, and emotionally rich romantic comedy.
(Quote from Eternal Sunshine)
Without looking to spoil the plot of a movie that we feel you should see, it is a bit of a concept spoiler for me to see that this story comes at you in a way that is original and compelling. The central movers of the story itself are pretty true to the emotional center that I see in the actors portraying them. I also see a pretty outstanding character study and growth in the quality of performance that you get from Jim Carrey and Elijah Wood especially.
Please note that while I consider the roles of Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, and Mark Ruffalo as well executed, each was fairly well established for the roles that they portrayed. That is, their emotionally fulfilling portrayals hadn’t brought a new range to their range of roles that did Carrey and Wood.
(Dynamic setting from Eternal Sunshine)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is our ninth (9th) ranked film. I recommend that you see it.
Matt – Saturday, September 2, 2017