This show is a part of TALES OF THE OBSESSED: Ingrid Goes West and The Movies That Inspired It
«I love stories about outsiders — intense, desperate or lonely people with their faces pressed against the glass, searching for a way in or some kind of real human connection. Like their protagonists, these films don't conform to society's standards; they're wild and unpredictable, sometimes dangerous or uncomfortable to watch, but always fascinating. When Aubrey Plaza and I were making INGRID GOES WEST and looking for inspiration, these were the films we kept coming back to again and again for their fearless performances and mastery of tone. Thanks to the good people at Alamo Drafthouse for letting us share them with you. Enjoy!» — Matt Spicer, director of INGRID GOES WEST.
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Part of MAVERICK CINEMA presented by Focus Features. For the full line-up, click here!
In the future, the pains of divorce may not be necessary – just have your memories erased, or can it really be that easy?
Can you even call it a comedy when a movie opens with Jim Carrey crying, Beck moping in harmony on the soundtrack? Or when a major plot point involves a memory-erasing machine designed to obliterate all recollection of an ex? ETERNAL SUNSHINE may be the darkest iteration yet of lovers who part, only to be pulled back together again, but it’s also a funny, tender, and endlessly inventive examination of why we love who we love, even when we know we shouldn’t.
Charlie Kaufman's inventive script and Michel Gondry's deep bag of tricks perfectly complement each other. Jim Carrey, who has never been better, and Kate Winslet, continuously perfect as always, are the heartsick couple trying to forget each other in this visual feast. This film will sneak its way into your heart and shatter you from the inside out — and you'll feel all the better for it.