This quirky romantic drama delves into the twists and turns in the life of Joel, who discovers that his long-time girlfriend, Clementine, has undergone a psychiatrist's experimental procedure, in which all of her memory of Joel is removed, after the couple has tried for years to get their relationship working fluidly.
Frustrated by the idea of still being in love with a woman who doesn't remember their time together, Joel agrees to undergo the procedure as well, to erase his memories of Clementine. The film, which takes place mostly within Joel's mind, follows his memories of Clementine backwards in time as each recent memory is replaced, and the procedure then goes on to the previous one, which is likewise seen, and then erased.
Once the process starts, however, Joel realizes he doesn't really want to forget Clementine, so he starts smuggling her away into parts of his memory where she doesn't belong, which alters other things about his memories as well...
Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet
Crew: Michel Gondry (Director), Ellen Kuras (Director of Photography), Jon Brion (Music Director)
Rating: U/A (India), 15 (United Kingdom)
Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Release Dates: 19 Mar 2004 (India), 23 Jul 2004 (Brazil), 06 Oct 2004 (France), 24 Sep 2004 (Spain), 30 Apr 2004 (United Kingdom), 19 Mar 2004 (United States)
Tagline: Replace My Memory
Did you know?
Mary's surname does not appear in the credits, but her nameplate on the reception desk at Dr. Mierzwiak's practice shows it as Svevo. Stan also says her full name an hour and a half into the film. This very unusual name is clearly a reference to Italian writer Italo Svevo (real name Ettore Schmitz, 1861-1928), who was very interested in the work of Sigmund Freud and is believed to have corresponded with him. Read More