Set in what looks to be modern day, we follow the relationship of two people (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet). We see the good times and the tough times all while they are having their minds erased of the others existence.
What isn’t there to love? The acting by Carrey, Winslet and Mark Ruffalo is brilliant. The story is so unique and begs the question, would you erase you most difficult memories? I love movies that make me think the whole time, they’re great. This movie put me under a spell that kept me sitting in my chair for the duration of the film.. Thank golly I didn’t have to go to the bathroom at all. After the film ended, it really stuck with me. I mean it’s been days since watching it, but I can’t stop thinking about it.
What’s there to hate? This movie is close to perfect.
Fun Fact: Nicolas Cage was considered for the role before Carrey expressed interest in doing it.
Film Question: Would you erase your memories of a difficult event or relationship? Why or why not?
You know, I’ve thought about this for a while. Back when I was younger, I did a lot of stupid things and dated a lot of stupid people, these events that keep me up at night to this day. Erasing those memories would probably make me go to sleep at night, but everyone else involved would still know. Also, in an odd way, those events made who I am. If I forgot anything important in my life, I’d be a different person, a person I might not exactly like.
Anyways, what about you?
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