A man awakes disheveled; impulsively, he skips work, heading instead to the shore. On this chilly February day, a woman in orange, hair dyed blue, chats him up: she’s Clementine, he’s Joel, shy and sad; by day’s end, he likes her. The next night she takes him to the frozen Charles River. After, as he drops her off, she asks to sleep at his place, and she runs up to get her toothbrush. Strange things occur: their meeting was not entirely chance, they have a history neither remembers. Our seeing how the lacunae came to be and their discovery of the memory loss take the rest of the film.
I ended up watching this movie because we didn’t get tickets for another. I’m also glad I am writing this movie now and not the moment I was done watching the movie.
I say this because on first glance the movie appears to be extremely drab, boring and totally unconnected. However, as you sit and ponder about it you realize that it is one really excellent made movie. A movie symbolizing true love even after your memory has been erased!
Maybe that is the reason this movie has an 8.6 on IMDB.
Jim Carrey plays a very serious role in this movie, different from his usual irritating comedy roles. However, he fit into this role like it was made for him.
He is well supported by Kate Winslet who plays her part well.
While the story line is amazing, it is also very confusing. You have to pay total attention while watching the movie, because the story moves quickly between the past and the present and it takes time to co-relate.
But, I loved it. If you are patient enough to sit through an extremely slow movie, I’m sure you will share the same feeling as me and 75000+ users at IMDB.
My rating: 8/10