Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind.

Have you seen this movie? This is one of the serious movie Jim Carey starred in. I enjoyed it the first time because of how different the story is. This is 2004... and 2004 was... I dont wanna remember 2004 right now.

This is a movie based on a technology to erase memories. Broken hearts are cured if you can't remember even having it. Even gone the person you lost/hate/whatever. All of those precious/poisonous memories wiped clean from you memories. gone and gone. Interesting thing to have, huh?

There were two parts of the movie that got to me.

The first is when Jim were having his memories wiped out. Jim broke up with Kate. Both decided they couldn't stand each other. The process of wiping his memory of their time together is done in his sleep. He would dream the memories as they were wiped. Like reliving the memory but Kate would disappear a memory at a time.

Halfway through the process... he kinda changed his mind. He wanted to remember but he couldn't stop it because he couldn't wake up. So he was desperate in that dream trying to hide her in other memories. He was so desperate trying to cling on but that didn't work. He woke up forgetting everything they had. But they met again after (she had her memories wiped as well) and they were falling for each other again until somehow they found out what happened.

Which goes to the second interesting part of the story.

If you suddenly find out that someday later you are not compatible with the person you are with/starting out... would you still go for it? I mean at this very moment you feel so good and comfortable with each other and then out of the blues a recording comes in the mailbox and you hear your own voice telling you how much you couldn't stand that person. Something like a future you telling the current you.. don't do it you stupid idiot!


I don't know about you but they gave themselves another try.

12 comments:

  1. Hmm...I have some memory wipeouts to do!
    But on a serious note, another try is okay..every one deserves another chance but what if you gave so many other chances? Would you still hang on?

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    1. historical data says i have limits to my hanging-ons.

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  2. Lol.. I was not a an ardent movie goer but I am sure that You have chosen your movies well.... I found that your last two sentences in this post rather funny ..

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    1. heyyyyy.. you're right... put those last two sentences together and we do have something else. hehe.

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  3. I think it all depends on whether the relationship is worth a second chance....

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    1. or a re-play. the ending kinda hinted they were doing the same thing they did before the wipe so we might assume they're gonna be heading to heartbreak city.

      but then again, knowing an ending might make a difference...

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  4. and the history repeats itself....

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    1. at least they forgot about the first heartache. ehehe.

      so it's not really going through a second heartbreak. but other people watching them might roll their eyes and 'oh there they go again. pfft'

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  5. I remember loving the movie. I remember many times referring to it, like, I wish I could forget. But in the end, technology aside, I do forget. I can't remember what makes me so angry, but as they say, time does heal. Or is it just the case of having a bad memory? Haha!

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    1. i feel u! if the 'what did i ever do to u to make u me so?' question comes up, i'd have a hard time remembering what.

      'u were born!' <-- is usually what i'd think about later. ehehe.

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  6. memori erasing machine..if ada butang reset, senang la nak tekan kan?
    my advice if awal lagi rasa dah tak compatible & comfortable with each other.. kita smackdown je papan kekunci machine tu. biar puas hati awal2 lagi dah tak kenal, tak pernah jumpe .."don't do it you stupid idiot" haha

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    1. he who doesn't remember history is doomed to repeat it. as these two couple (i think).

      tapi tu la. dalam cerita ni diorang rasa compatible benor. kalau awal2 rasa tak senang lain la kan. wouldn't be much a plot and dilemma points there.

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