100 things to do in 1000 days; #34/48: Watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
I honestly expected to hate this movie.
(Many hours later)
Actually, I planned a better review than this, but I’m tired, and I’ve lost interest, so I’ll say that the first 5 minutes or so I spent thinking my expectations had been confirmed, but the rest of the movie was pretty great. It was real, and interesting, and not terribly predictable, and I was reminded why I liked Kate Winslet, because she been walking around with a major bitch!face lately and I’d forgotten. I’m not unromantic, but most of the “romance” that happens on the big screen is pretty appalling, and I was convinced that Clementine was just another Manic Pixie Dream Girl, so I was very pleasantly surprised that this hit me in the romantic sweet spot. The acting was good (I’ve always liked Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Carrey was impressively un-annoying), the story was good, and I’ll probably watch it again. Hey future Donna, are you bored? Pop this in the DVD player, why not.
Scene that is seared in my brain right now: a pan across the different people waiting in the Lacuna offices reveals a woman whose dog has clearly died. No matter how horrible losing Fudge was, I would NEVER want to forget a single moment of being with him. Love you, baby boy.