Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Summary Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) wakes up alone and confused on Valentine's Day. He waits on the platform, dressed for work. Suddenly, something comes over him and he runs to the opposite platform, boarding a different train that is destined for Montauk. His voiceover informs the audience that he is not usually impulsive. He sits on the cold, snowy beach in Montauk and pulls out his journal, which has a number of pages ripped out. He hasn't written in it for two years. Walking along the beach, Joel notices a woman with blue hair in a bright orange sweatshirt, and wonders why he can't meet women. The same woman happens to be on the same train as Joel and finally says hello. They have a conversation - her name is Clementine (Kate Winslet), and she is erratic and opinionated. She encroaches on Joel's personal space, making him uncomfortable. There is something he likes about her, though, because when she invites him up to her apartment, he goes. The next day, he accompanies her on a nighttime trip to walk on the frozen Charles River. There is something brewing between them. Cut to Joel in his car, bawling. It is unclear when or how this happened. Distraught Joel drives through the rainy streets and goes back to his apartment, while a white van follows him. After Joel is asleep, two men ( Patrick and Stan ) unload the white van and bring a collection of strange equipment into Joel's apartment. Inside Joel's mind, he remembers telling his friends Rob and Carrie about his attempt to make up with Clementine. He
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- Fall '19
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Joel Barish