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#1 Posted on 1.10.04 2338.32 Reposted on: 1.10.11 2339.38
Boy, I really do not like Jim Carey ... but he was excellent in one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. You forget he is Jim Carey and that is quite an achievement in itself. Not only that but if you do not fall in love with Kate Winslet in this movie than there is something wrong with you. I've never seen any movie quite like this. It's very quirky but boy is it great. It's by Charlie Kaufman, but I found this outing easier to follow than 'Being John Malkovich' and more interesting than 'Adaptation'. I guess at it's core Eternal Sunshine is a love story, but it's so unconventional and smartly written that it doesn't have the real slow parts a lot of love stories tend to have these days. Impress your girlfriends and pick it up, you won't have to hang you head in shame when it's all over .
#2 Posted on 2.10.04 0110.07 Reposted on: 2.10.11 0110.43
The best movies Jim Carrey (two Rs) has ever made are: The Truman Show, Man On the Moon, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Truman & MotM featured Jim Carrey doing his usual wacky stuff, but in a dramatic situation. Eternal Sunshine had Jim Carrey ACTING. He wasn't "Jim Carrey being...", he was a character doing stuff.
If he doesn't get an Oscar nomination, I will cry.
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#4 Posted on 2.10.04 1151.41 Reposted on: 2.10.11 1151.49
I see a LOT of movies and it's my number one of the year. Carrey, Winslet, Kaufman and Gondry all deserve Oscar nominations. It's the most on-the-nose, poignant study of contemporary relationships for YEARS.
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#5 Posted on 2.10.04 1759.22 Reposted on: 2.10.11 1759.55
This was also my favorite movie of 2004, which, since I think is saying something since it came out way back in February. It's also one of the best movies I've seen in years....just a beautiful piece of art.
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#6 Posted on 2.10.04 2118.49 Reposted on: 2.10.11 2119.48
Count me in on the Eternal Sunshine bandwagon. Just an awesome movie, which awesomness gets magnified when you realize that very few studio movies ever try to be more than a way to make cash. Focus Films is starting to build a name for themselves.
#7 Posted on 2.10.04 2315.20 Reposted on: 2.10.11 2316.24
Man, I am SO happy to see love for this movie. I can't get anyone to see it, but I have tried to stress how wonderful the flick was. I am a Jim Carrey fan, but his dramatic roles are amazing. Now he has two of the best movies that I have ever seen (this and The Truman Show).
Kate Winslet deserves a bunch of credit as well. She does create a character that is likable. Mark Ruffalo is an amazing actor.
#8 Posted on 2.10.04 2341.38 Reposted on: 2.10.11 2342.55
Originally posted by TorchslasherMark Ruffalo is an amazing actor.
Damn straight. Y'know how many movies he's been in in the last three years? 10. [The Last Castle, XX/XY, Windtalkers, My Life Without Me, View From The Top, In The Cut, We Don't Live Here Anymore, Eternal Sunshine, 13 Going On 30 AND Collateral.
He is a MACHINE. Granted, only 4 of those movies were good...but heck, that's a pretty good percentage all things considered.
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#9 Posted on 3.10.04 1042.58 Reposted on: 3.10.11 1043.12
best of '04 without a doubt. saw this one twice in the theatres and now bought the DVD. Carrey and Winslet both gave magnificent performances, and everything from the direction to the editing to the music was extremely well done. nice to see that other people feel the same way (where i live the girl at the movie store who previously worked at a movie theatre and "knew movies" had never even heard of this, for shame)
#10 Posted on 3.10.04 1111.54 Reposted on: 3.10.11 1112.56
This is a hard movie to get people to watch, let alone sit all the way through. For the casual movie goer, this thing can come off as a big mess that ties together beautifully by the end. But a lot of people just won't have the patience to get that far.
Not my favorite of the year ("Napoleon Dynamite" gets that nod), but one of my tops.