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  • RELEASED: 2004
  • RUNTIME: 108 mins
  • WRITTEN BY: Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth, Charlie Kaufman
  • DIRECTED BY: Michel Gondry
  • STARRING: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Jane Adams, David Cross

Overall, I have to say I was underwhelmed by this. I loved Jim Carrey’s performance and I appreciated Michel Gondry’s offbeat style and the themes he explores but I found the film to be pretty incoherent and kind of a mess. I also couldn’t stand Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst and especially Elijah Wood’s characters and I didn’t see the need to focus on them. But I did enjoy the last 20 minutes which were considerably more emotionally involving. The idea of erasing a loved one from your mind is simply haunting and I love the idea that life will you lead you to the people you’re meant to be with.