Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Lists: Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance, Romantic Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake."

Overall Ranking: 79 (Rank from 2004: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dan O'Neill100(full review)
Dave Examines Movies98(full review)
David Baruffi97
Josh of Classicblanca95
Jim Carrier91 - Brilliantly written by Charlie Kaufman & Michael Gondry (who also directed it) & a great job by Jim Carrey & Kate Winslet to lead this cast on a trip that seems to come from the genre of Lewis Carroll. When I heard the short Cliff Notes of the storyline, I was drawn in & couldn't wait to see it. It was all I expected it to be. Great job from beginning to end.
Patrick Devitt90
Bryan Lienesch89 - The whole film really revolves around the question "Is it better to have loved and lost then to never have loved at all?". Where the film earns its brass is its surprising take and cogent emotional arguments to back it up.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
J Bumgardner80
Thomas Pollock80

People Involved

  • Kate Winslet (Clementine Kruczynski)
  • Jim Carrey (Joel Barish)
  • Elijah Wood (Patrick)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Stan)
  • Kirsten Dunst (Mary)
  • Tom Wilkinson (Dr. Howard Mierzwiak)
  • Ryan Whitney (Young Joel)
  • Jane Adams (Carrie)
  • Debbon Ayer (Joels mother)
  • David Cross (Rob)
  • Gerry Robert Byrne (Train Conducter)
  • Brian Price (Young Bully)
  • Josh Flitter (Young Bully)
  • Paulie Litt (Young Bully)
  • Lola Daehler (Young Clementine)
  • Amir Ali Said (Young Bully)
  • Lauren Adler (Rollerblader)
  • Deirdre OConnell (Hollis)
  • Michel Gondry (Director)