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(out of 11 reviews)
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Adult Written bymasterofthemovies March 18, 2011
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one of the best movies i've ever seen. the only problem some parents would have is some common R rated language throughout the film. some IMPLIED sex and some brief drug use. in the end all of that can be overlooked for a great story that is incredible.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Adult Written byperlepress April 9, 2008
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incomprehensible

What were these two excellent actors thinking. This is a stupid, ill conceived somewhat sour movie. COmpletely missable.
Adult Written byrobbie1107 April 9, 2008
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An intriguing film that keeps the mind guessing...

This movie was amazing! I enjoy that in order to completely understand, you must indulge yourself in the entire movie. You don't figure out the end, until the end, unpredictable movies are great! Probably not suitable for all ages but 16+.
Parent Written bya b c d e fag March 21, 2014
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Adult Written byDrew9 January 17, 2011
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14
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Complex, funny, sad, and very imaginative

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.
Adult Written byFatJedi February 3, 2009
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15
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Funny and touching story, especially for those who have experienced a break-up

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a fascinating journey through a man's memories. The screenplay is truly deserving of the Oscar it received, and Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey work surprisingly well together. As far as content, the language is the main concern here, with at least 30 f-words, among many other expletives. There is a brief (and funny) scene involving masturbation, and there is a scene with two people who are naked, though no nudity is shown. There is no actual sex in the film, but there are multiple references to it. I recommend this to anyone mature enough to handle harsh language, and at least understands sexuality.
Adult Written byabuddy8 April 9, 2008
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Adult Written bylorif April 9, 2008
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Adult Written bySonia Montejano April 9, 2008
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good movie if you want something complex..

Sometimes we're in the mood for a romance that isn't so sally-met-harry and little more unpredictable... this is definitely one of them. A good movie that keeps you thinking-- good acting. For more mature audiences..
Adult Written byCynthia Fuchs April 9, 2008
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Adult Written byE-Rod April 9, 2008
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