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the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Viewed 310 times 2017-3-4 20:17 |System category:Life| Valentine, Sunshine, started, active, called

Tonight, I have watched a movie called "the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". It is a thought-provoking one.

Joel is shy and a little isolated guy. Yet, he met up with a girl named Clem (in abreviation) who was active and outgoing. The girl made great direct conversations with Joel. And she even invited him to her house. Then They started their relationship subsequently and very smoothly.

But a few days right befor Valentine's Day, Joel bought a necklace ready to be given. Yet, he found out by accident that Clem was having affair with another man, a younger man. So Joel was pissed out. The most shitting thing was Clem forgot Joel out of her memory. Then Joel got a message which read that Clem had been done with a therapy which could erase her memory selectively. In other words, that means Clem chose to erase her memory with Joel.

Knowing that, Joel was delirious and desperate. The only way he thought of could calm him down and move on after breaking up with Clem was the same way Clem had chose.

Yes, he went to the clinic and signed up to take the therapy to erase his memory with Clem. While the therapy for him was underway, he turned unwilling to do so. In his consciousness (you may call it the dream in some sense), he traveled back all the memory that had Clem in. He took Clem with him to escape and to hide for not forgetting Clem when he woke up from the therapy. Right just a moment before the therapy was done, Clem said goodbye to him in his consciousness.

In the end of the movie, Joel and Clem met with each other again. They listened to the records made before their therapies about their comments on each other. They got vexed that they said out the things they didn't like on each other. But when they two walked away angrily to their directions, Joel became peaceful and said "It's OK. It's Ok" Then, they two laughed with tears.

At the very beginning, I was confused why Clem chose to erase her memory but Joel planned to buy her a present before Valentine's Day, which seemed nothing devious had happened. Now I got it. It must be that Joel may have said some mean words to Clem or Joel may have had something Clem couldn't stand. To put it simple, it is just about Joel's shortcomings of his personalities mostly which hurt Clem's heart heavily.

But for a couple to live together for the rest of their life, shortcomings don't count; Yet what really counts is the reasons why they love each other, and is the merits they fit with each other.

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