This is one of the best movies ever,seriously. First off the acting is just so great. Jim Carey, in a role that should've been oscar nominated, is so great. He's a shy guy that has a sad side, but Carey still includes humor, but nothing like ace ventura haha. Kate Winslet is equally as great too. She is his ex-girlfriend Caroline. She's neurotic, off the wall, and different. She's like a person with OCD, but she plays a perfect counter part to Carey, even though they're such different charcters. And good supporting performances by Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson to keep the movie even. Michel Gondry's directing is also very good. Handheld is what it seems like he used, but with each memory erasing, he makes each one different and very stylized. And the movie has the indie feel to it too. And most off all, Charlie Kaufman's script. Again, he introduces the audience to almost another way of living and a new idea, as he did in Being John Malkovich or Adaptation. No one else couldv'e thought of such a complex and original story. The script is funny, smart, emotional, and really makes us feel what Joel is feeling. Love being erased, and having to leave it behind, and how we remember the moments we have with the person that we love. And this is what other movies try to do, introductig a new idea, but get lost in the concept and not the emotion and its characters, but this movie has a strong emotional core, so it works great. And the way he sets up the movie too. You kind of question yourself where the story is at, but you never have compulse about it because its so entertaining that you'll find out sometime, but you can just enjoy it now. And for the content, its not that bad at all. Some infrequent language including f*** and some other words throughout, but its not over the top. Some drug content. And sex is not bad at all. Only one brief part with nudity where it shows Mark Ruffalo's behind, but that's it. And other minor sexual content that's not even anything bad. But people will really appreciate this movie mostly of its originality and emotional core.