A still from "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

Films of the decade: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

The devastating Michel Gondry-Charlie Kaufman "comedy" that captured the tragic beauty of relationships

Nicole Holofcener
December 14, 2009 8:18AM (UTC)

I have been thinking about movies, and while it's hard to pick a favorite or a best, or whatever, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" keeps coming up. It captured something so tragic and beautiful about relationships, something that can't even be verbally articulated -- but it was articulated -- through all of the different elements of the film. The first time I saw it, I couldn't get up. I was reduced to a puddle. It affected me in a way that got inside.

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