When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake. Written by
When Clementine and Joel are in the Montauk beach house, Clementine finds an envelope that says David and Ruth Laskin. David and Ruth are the first names of Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey's assistants. See more »
When Joel checks his car and finds a dent in the side, he is clean shaven. However, in the scenes prior and subsequent to this one, Joel is seen sporting a thick stubble. See more »
random thoughts for Valentine's day, 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.
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The text in the opening credits appears quickly and then slowly withers away, like a memory. See more »
Despite my desire to enjoy what I hoped would be a unique film, I found it dark and self indulgent. The superb acting couldn't overcome a script that is centered on a failed relationship that never makes sense to the viewer or to the lovers. In the end you feel like this is "Adaptation II" - yet another film about a brooding self-centered guy who can't really relate to anyone beyond his own fantasy life. The dramatic device ultimately used in the film of having the main character fight to preserve his memory fails because it comes across as a clever but unsatisfying rendition of psychotherapy. The subplot is banal and adolescent. In many ways this entire film comes across as something that was done back in the 60's, but which now falls flat.
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