I'm only saying this one time.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a painfully honest, sweet and terrible, rueful, uplifting, adult, contemplative, enigmatic, surreal little film that adroitly addresses so many things about breakups and memory and incompatibility in the face of impulsive fun-having. It's not a perfect film, no, but it's at least one that stays with you afterwards and makes you think, for good or bad.
So why the hell has it only made 16 goddamn million dollars in two weeks of release? Scooby-Doo 2 (admittedly not rated R, and admittedly a kid's film, but still) made nearly double that in its first weekend alone. There's no reason Eternal Sunshine couldn't have done the same.
Come on, people. Go see the movie. Help make it at least break even ($35M budget, according to IMDB.) I know studios often feel safe taking risks with good films by churning out the crappy moneymakers, but this is ridiculous. It deserves a lot more than that. I mean, hell, I know who's reading this. I know y'all are smart people who have the capacity to think, really think, and enjoy a unique film.
NO I DON'T MEAN GO SEE SCOOBY-DOO 2. Oy, I give up.
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