The idealist may say that they lived happily ever after; the pessimist may say that they just reverted to disliking each other again. Why is it that we find ourselves attracted to people that, on the surface, seem as though they would never be compatible with our own lifestyle? When a relationship hits that unfortunate moment where it all seems to be breaking down, we, as human beings, seem to instantly draw ourselves to the negative aspects of that person, as Joel did early in the procedure, in an attempt of sorts to make everything right within our mind. Jim Carrey, who has unsuccessfully attempted to make a mark in drama with lead performances in Man on the Moon and The Majestic, gives a thoroughly convincing and commanding performance in the role of Joel Barish. But from the moment they meet, they know there is something special there. If you try your best and nothing seems to work in that relationship then perhaps it will never work and you shouldn't play out a fantasy that you know will never be.
He is a fabulous everyman who is sympathetic and knowing, interesting and kind. So, in an act of self-gratification, Joel decides to undergo the procedure himself, erasing every argument, every embarrassment, every thought he has had involving Clementine. The acting was amazing- throughout the movie, I actually forgot that I was watching Mr. When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. It is easy to understand why Joel falls in love with Clementine. But as the procedure goes on, Joel begins to realize that beyond the quarrels and the less flattering incidents there were beautiful memories that he never wants to forget. It's beautiful, it's bizarre, it's exceptional, it's funny, it's lovely, it's touching, it's witty, and it's one of the best movies I have ever seen.
That is until one day Joel finds out that Clementine has undergone a radical procedure to have him erased from her memory because she was unhappy. But as the time rewinds, the memories get better. And why is it that we overlook some individuals that, although at first there is no real 'love connection' per say, we seem to have a somewhat pure liking for someone and that it takes us longer then it should to see that person for who they really are to us? He wants the inevitable erasure to stop, but he is completely powerless. He is a master storyteller that is unlike any other I am aware of. The story is a twisted and complicated tale from the same man who brought movie-going audiences such award-savvy features as Being John Malkovich and Adaptation. Joel meets with the company's founder, Dr.
When Joel hears this from some friends, he angrily decides to do the same to Clementine, erasing her completely from his mind. There are many small intricacies in the film, surely picked up on more thoroughly on repeat viewings, and the entire construction of the movie is completely enthralling and intelligent. Hij probeert uit alle macht het proces, dat zich diep in zijn hersenen voltrekt, tegen te gaan. It is a tribute to Carrey and Winslet that they were able to do the same. And if so, would you be willing to sacrifice all the good ones, along with the bad ones? © Universal Pictures Benelux Music by Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. If the company keeps producing films this good, they may become hugely successful in the future, if not already.
As crazy and almost surreal as elements of this film are, it somehow remains honest and real. And Kirsten Dunst performs well within the film despite her appearance that protrudes a sense of innocence that feels off-base or awkward that distracts from the actions of her character. Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd. Though the two give dramatically different personas to their characters and look as if they would never be quite compatible with each other based on surface actions, which is the idea the filmmakers are trying to express. It is inevitable that at some time in our journey through life that we will come across someone that fascinates us so profoundly that we feel as though we could spend the rest of our lives with this magnetic individual.
Many believe that the idea of love goes beyond the reasonable or the logical to a more diverse level of the illogical, irrational, and the unreasonable. This movie gives us what we all secretly wish for-- a chance to forget something that's hurt us in the past. Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd. Maar als Joel's herinneringen aan Clementine langzaam beginnen te verdwijnen, begint hij zijn liefde voor haar opnieuw te ontdekken. The world forgetting, by the world forgot. It's not what is right in front of us that should define a relationship; it is the memories themselves and the experiences of the two individuals. Why is it that when we do fall in love with a certain individual and think at first that this is a perfect match, we find over time that less tolerable marks are more frequent on the surface? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
I loved every minute of its refreshing originality. Joel Carrey is socially inept. What happens if that relationship doesn't work? He has had girlfriends, but none that really meant anything. I think what the movie finally asks us after its long, emotional journey, is would we want our own memories erased? You pick yourself up, let the relationship go, and, in time, move on. But, one day, he meets Clementine. How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! He is bored by cliches. Clementine: What do we do? She has decided to erase the memory of Joel.
Not to say that she doesn't perform well or that the character is a pointless one, not in the least, but perhaps it is the fact that her innocence, based on her name and the characters she has played, carries a stigma with her role. The most recent memories are first to go and we watch as they slowly disappear into nothingness. Wanhopig neemt hij contact op met de uitvinder van het bewuste proces, Dr. The film focuses on his attempts to foil the process and retain some of her in the recesses of his mind. The movie is like a very bizarre dream, when you're trying to interact with people, but they're not responding, and you shout and try to get their attention but they don't seem to notice.
However, after a silly argument breaks up their relationship, Clementine decides to visit Lacuna Inc. This is Jim Carrey's best performance to date, and may open the eyes of his prejudiced haters who have only imagined him as Ace Ventura and a certain cable guy for his entire career. Soon she will be gone and he won't even remember that he forgot her. Elijah Wood, in his first role outside the Lord of the Rings franchise which recently wrapped up in December, gives an effective performance as a man one can't help but despise for his methods of obtaining someone's affection but at the same time feel pity for his plight, which is that he feels love eludes him. This film bounces around on its timeline almost hysterically, but the director never lets us get lost. I think fans of Charlie Kaufman will be thrilled with this brilliant entry in to his collection.