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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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I’ve been wanting to see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Unfortunately, my two-year-old can’t be taken to movies, and it’s pretty tough to find a babysitter on a Saturday night. Luckily for my wife and I, we’ve got a sitter for this weekend, so I think that we’ll go see this.

I came across a review this morning for the movie, and it only reinforces my desire to go see it.

First of all, it has one of the most realistic depictions of a relationship I have ever seen. The ups, the downs, even the most awkward moments. The only film that compares to this aspect of the movie would be High Fidelity, which is a completely different kind of film.

The casting really seems off at first as well. On paper, Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, and Kirsten Dunst seem like a completely strange cast. Face it, they all have parts they’re known for, so they have something to prove with this film. Carrey is finally able to be taken seriously, Wood proves he’s not just Frodo Baggins, Dunst isn’t just a ditz cheerleader or damsel in distress, and Winslet shows she is capable of more than just hogging the floating debris while her lover freezes to death in the ocean. They are amazing in the film, and they play their parts perfectly. They no longer need to prove their worth to me, at least.

Has anyone else seen it already? Is it good? Spill your guts!

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.