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She’s a little bit kooky, her mood swings are unpredictable, and her choice of hair colours is questionable. I’m in love with Clementine Kruczynski.

Ohhh sure, it won’t last. It’s a temporary thing, the thrill of the unexpected trailing in the wake of her impulsiveness but hey, what a ride it would be.

For those who don’t have an earthly what I’m wittering on about, the wonderful, vivacious Clementine Kruczynski is Kate Winslet’s character in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Odd film, but the longer it ran the more I started to enjoy it, and Jim Carrey is very good at this kind of everyman role.

A nice message of enduring love, well scripted, well acted, well shot. If you liked Lost in Translation you’ll like this. If you didn’t like Lost in Translation – go see Van Helsing.

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Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

Jim Carrey plays it straight. Every review said so but this film is much more than that. For a start Kate Winslet is absolutely superb, banishing (finally!) Titanic from my mind. The story itself is merely a back drop to allow the writers to place the characters in weird and wonderful places, both real and in the mind. Visually striking – switching from a dark feel in the main apartment the characters share, to light and distant as they head off to the beach – it’s well directed, and well placed. Yes it’s quirky, and not to everyone’s taste, but if you liked Lost in Translation I’d venture you’ll enjoy this too.

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Was thinking of heading to bed early last night, decided to take a last flick through the channels and was rewarded with the opening scene for Man on the Moon. This was a movie I’d wanted to catch when it was at the cinema, and never managed it, I guess I could’ve picked it up on DVD but it kind of slipped my mind.

The film deals with the life of Andy Kaufman, best known as Latka Gravas in Taxi (you know, the one that spoke in a funny voice and wore white overalls). If you’ve never seen Jim Carrey in a serious role I’d suggest you watch this movie, he handles the role extremely well, handling the demons that came with Kaufman’s character with some empathy.

Rumours abound that Andy Kaufman staged his own death, but I doubt that.. although the film does hint at this in the final shot. Needless to say, when the movie ended I decided to find out a little more about the man, and came across a very good Andy Kaufman site (thanks Google).

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