R | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
The movie is based on the following quote from an Alexander Pope poem, "How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd."
random thoughts for Valentine's day, 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.
When Joel and Clementine sit down on a tree trunk in a forest, a log behind them moves up and down quite significantly as if someone stepped on it.
The text in the opening credits appears quickly and then slowly withers away, like a memory.
$8,175,198 (USA) (21 March 2004)
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