Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

Joel wakes up, seemingly trying to remember where he is.

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Outside, there is a huge dent on his car door, which he assumes the driver who parked next to him is responsible for. It’s Valentine’s Day 2004. While waiting for his train to downtown New York, on impulse, he decides to run to the other platform and catch the train to Montauk instead.

The beach is cold and deserted. But he comes across a woman, whom he later runs into at a diner and on the train back. Thus, Joel and Clementine meet*.

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Joel: Sand is overrated. It’s just tiny little rocks.

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*(spoiler): and in fact not for the first time in their lives.

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2 thoughts on “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

    • Oh yes definitely. I think loneliness is one of the film’s main themes. Especially the scene where they both quietly say ‘ok’ to each other to try ‘once more’ feels as if they are agreeing to go through the same pain and misery again.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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