When something goes wrong in our lives, it is easy to wish that the memory could be wiped from our brains.
The 2004 movie, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind explored this idea.
Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet) have just broken up. To relieve herself of the memories of her broken relationship, Clementine has undergone a procedure to wipe her memories of Joel. When Joel hears about this procedure, he hopes it will have the same effect on him. But as the memories of his relationship begin to fade, Joel realizes that he is still in love with Clementine.
The critics loved this movie. I wanted to like it, I really did. I like seeing Jim Carrey playing dramatic roles and I love when Kate Winslet steps out of the box and plays an unconventional character. But truth be told, I did not get this movie.
Are the critics wrong? I say yes, but then again, I enjoyed some movies that the critics hated.