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Vergiss mein nicht (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (original title)
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.

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Cast

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Young Joel
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Storyline

A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake. Written by anonymous

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Replace my memory. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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20 May 2004 (Germany)  »

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Vergiss mein nicht  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,175,198, 21 March 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,400,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,169,222
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Trivia

The computer used during the procedure is actually an Amstrad PPC (Portable Personal Computer) from the early 1990s. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Mary first comes into Joel's apartment, Patrick and Stan had been drinking beer. At first, just before the door is opened, they are both Rolling Rock (green bottles). After she has entered, Stan's beer turns into a Labatt Blue (brown bottle). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joel: [voice over] random thoughts for Valentine's day, 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.
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Crazy Credits

The credits are right justified, versus the usual center justified credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in iZombie: Eternal Sunshine of the Caffeinated Mind (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto No. 8 in D Major, Opus 99
by Charles-Auguste de Bériot
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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User Reviews

 
A deep and personal marvel!
23 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

this is my favorite movie of 2004 and definitely one of the top in my all-time favorite lists!

Eternal touched a certain part of you, your heart that most shows never did. or rather could never did. it shows the fragility of a relationship. people want to erase bad memories of a failed relationship yet at the same time, cant bear to part with the good ones! how so can that be done? how can you erase bad memories and saved good ones only? Carrey and Winslet did a perfect job acting as Joel and Clementine respectively. Arguably one of their career best so far. its a pleasant surprise to see the man behind "The Mask" playing such a quiet and introvert role. Kate, on the other hand, brought Clementine to new heights as the bubbly and brutally honest lass who you love and hate.

Eternal is a definite marvel, a feat in itself. its rich and flamboyant yet fragile. it brings the audience to such a personal level it hurts. especially when both cant seem to escape from the erasure.

well-done!


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