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Best Jim Carrey Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Updated on June 14, 2014

I am not generally a fan of Jim Carrey's. Although I find some of his plastic faced antics to be a little bit funny, specifically when he first started out when it was still "new" the joke has gotten a bit stale and most of his newer films simply fall flat to me.

When Carrey does decide to deliver a strait role, however, he has shown on more than one occasion that he can really deliver. (The Truman Show is another great example).

In addition to not "generally" being a fan of Jim Carrey's, I am also not the type of guy who goes in for romance and romantic comedies. Perhaps it is that I am about as deep as a saucepan. Maybe I like explosions, monsters, drama, sports, aliens and action far too much. I will admit, that could be a bit of it. But it is more than that.

Romance movies in general often seem to contrived to me. They just pile on the bad stuff until it has no emotional depth. To me the real emotional parts of movies are the ones that surprise you, not the "will they, or won't they" contrived love stories like, "Sleepless in Seattle" (which is actually one of the better ones of that genre).

So between my dislike for "romance" movies and my distaste for many of the films of Jim Carrey, I did not expect much from, "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind".

Boy, was I pleasantly surprised.

I found myself captivated by the slightly non-linear storyline. I liked the originality of the film. The funny parts were really funny. The difficulties this couple felt in their relationship was very real and visceral. The romance caught me by surprise and I was drawn in, really wanting this strange cinematic relationship to work out.

In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind we get Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet giving the best performances of their careers. It is a unique story, that is 100% original, unlike many of the other cookie cutter romance stories you will discover.

I do not want to spoil this movie if you have not seen it. Trust me, a good portion of the fun is figuring out, "what the heck is going on?". If you are like me at all, once you figure it all out, you will even want to watch the movie again to appreciate it once you know how it all turns out. (And you may notice clues you missed).

Eternal Sunshine is the best Jim Carrey movie made to date. It is one he will find hard to top. If you haven't seen it, click the "buy" button and check it out. You will not be disappointed.

The Truman Show
The Truman Show

Another great story starring Jim Carrey. When he wants to be a serious actor, Carrey has the chops.

 
Memento
Memento

A very non-linear story. It is a mystery told backwards in the fragmented pieces of a man's mind. A masterpiece.

 

Official trailer for Jim Carrey's great romance film, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

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