Joel is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contracts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwaik, to have Clementine removed from his own memory. But as Joel’s memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover their earlier passion. From deep within the recesses of his brain, Joel attempts to escape the procedure. As Dr. Mierzwiak and his crew chase him through the maze of his memories, it’s clear that Joel just can’t get her out of his head. —IMDb
Pioneering director Michel Gondry’s remarkable creative energy and ability to innovate have resulted in some of the most visually stunning music videos in the history of the medium, and his wild imagination and organic, childlike imagery raised the bar of what one could achieve in the short format. In particular, his technique of placing numerous cameras around a subject and combining the images to form a visually astonishing sweeping effect has become so popular that it has since gone on to achieve timeless notoriety in such films as the The Matrix. With a family background that consists of a number of inventors and technological innovators, Gondry, not surprisingly, is seen as a bottomless wealth of imaginative innovation.
Michel Gondry is a native of Versailles who was raised in a freethinking family that encouraged and supported his creative endeavors; his parents harbored a deep love of pop music and the works of Duke Ellington, in particular. Gondry’s grandfather Constant… read more
In 2004 this film just didn't sing to me...how terribly wrong I was. This has to be one of the most deeply romantic films of all time with pitch perfect casting and just the right mix of romance, originality and surrealism. How can one not fall in love with the two leads here. That quest for the person who completes us even if they drive us completely mad is perfectly captured. Charlie Kaufman we bow before thee.
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Is it true that love can take you anywhere wherever you go? Is it also true that such guilt and pain inside can make love very complicated? Well, I guess those two questions are the focus to this film… read review
Despite countless viewing, this beautiful and moving love story by Michel Gondry always manages to bring a tear to my eye. What if we could erase things from our memory? Would we? This film digs deep… read review
when re-watching this film, prior knowledge of the editing scheme made the contiguous setting of that temporal shift (about 10-20 minutes in) very fitting with the lucid dream that this film describes… read review
The true definition in the pain love brings. You see how much happiness it can give a person, but then what it can do to you once it’s gone. It’s such a memorizing movie, the dream sequences are so… read review