Hello all. I hope this weekend finds everyone well.
For the start of mine, I re-watched Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. I was a little trepidacious because of how deeply I fell in love with it on my first viewing. The second time I fell for it again. Since then it has been several years, and though it is less relatable to me now with how my life is, the movie did not lose any of its whimsy or charm. I did forget how outstanding the acting is, and with such difficult roles. Kate Winslet is by far one of the most underrated actresses of her generation. Her character’s emotional state changes so drastically, and so quickly, that I honestly have no idea how many other actresses could have pulled it off.
For those that aren’t familiar with the movie, it is basically a more romanticized version of It’s A Wonderful Life. Just as a side note, I love that movie as well. Eternal Sunshine stars Jim Carrey as Joel Barish, a typical reserved kind of guy who wants to forget his past, and then even more so longs to remember it. Opposite him is previously mentioned actress Kate Winslet, who portrays Clementine Kruczynski, a free spirit who works at a book store. As for the supporting cast, it is quite well-rounded out with Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst and Mark Ruffalo. They were all quite enjoyable. The main story focuses on our relationships in life. How we change each other but also how we make each other better.
Though I do love this movie, I can understand how some people might not understand it, or even quite “get it” in the first viewing. Also, not everyone will like the raw emotion, the quirky characters, or the stream of consciousness storytelling within the movie. Though I do believe that the majority of people can relate to this movie, especially high schoolers and college go-ers. Definitely check it out and don’t even rent it, just buy it because the Blu-Ray is usually dirt cheap.
“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot.
The world forgetting by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d” – Alexander Pope
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind gets a solid A-.
For my random review, season 3 of Glee was amazing. If you haven’t checked it out yet, now is a good time to get caught up before the new season airs. I didn’t watch it on television, instead I pre-ordered the Blu-Ray. The songs were really good, the acting still solid, and the story though slow and plodding at the beginning, picks up at the middle and finishes with ease at the end. I hope that every high school student watches this show because some of the lessons it teaches need to be shared. A for Glee season 3.