I have to apologize that I completely forgotten that I already watched this movie and yet haven't put any review. Maybe it's written in the stars that I forgot, because this movie is also about memory loss. Although the subject of memory loss is very close to my heart. The question is; would you erase someone from your mind? Would you erased them from your heart?
Joel (Jim Carrey) meets free-spirited Clementine (Kate Winslet) and they start a dysfunctional relationship. One day she seems not to recognize him, and he discovered that she visited Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson) at Lacuna, Inc. to erased her memory about him. Feel betrayed, Joel decides to erase his memory about Clementine too. Based on a novel by Charlie Kauffman.
I think in some point we've been in a position where a relationship is so overbearing and it's hurtful, we wished that we erased those people who hurt us from our mind. I know I do. Watching this bittersweet movie really bring back those painful memory, and how I wished that I blocked those away and get on with my life. But it won't be living, won't it? One of main parts of living is to get on with our life, but still not forgetting what shaped us to become the person what we are. This movie is showing us that path; a path that people are trying to conduct to forget about the past. But is it enough? Even when they successed with erasing part of their life, would they able to erase them from their heart? I suppose it is bound to affect different people in different ways when watching this movie, but it left me with an amazingly uplifting feeling. This movie is beautiful.
I guess a recent relationship break-up helped intensify the emotional impact of the movie for me, but the immense creativity and superb dialogue are greatly appreciate. I also loved how the various pieces of the puzzle, past, present, surreal, are weaved together in a gentle way. I found it possible to be absorbed into the movie and by the end everything gently slotted into place. The acting is obviously superb in this movie. The use of vibrant coloring and quick camera movement give the film a very involving first hand feeling. The constant use of the handycam is very all involving for the viewer, and I suppose that this is exactly what is needed in such a personal movie. The dream sequences is incredible as well. I can't describe exactly what happened, but it was highly successful. It seemed as if you were inside the characters head. Lastly, it's unforgettable...so to speak.
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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