I just got back from seeing "Eternal Sun of a Spotless Mind" with Keith and Bryn. Talk about an intense movie. Jim Carrey sure can act. I haven't had a movie have that kind of effect on me since I saw "El Espiritú de la Colmena" (The Spirit of the Beehive) back at the BYU international theatre. That movie had me thinking for months, trying to figure it out and what it all meant.
While I'm older and better able to decipher deep, profound movies, this movie sure made me think. I came away understanding it, but it's still whirling in my mind. It was produced by the same man who did "Being John Malkovich", and I have to say, this kind of filmmaking is truly an art form. While the main plot is pretty much implausible, the producer and writer had a way of making this more realistic than most of the fluff that comes out of Hollywood. I actually forgot who I was and where I was, and I felt like I was there, living the life of John Barrish and Clementine.
It is rated R, but mostly for language and the content is just too difficult for a kid to digest. I came away from it actually grateful for all my memories; both good and bad. They make up such an important part of our lives.
Anyway, I definitely recommend seeing this film.