When we first meet sad-sack New Yorker Joel Barish (Jim Carrey), his voiceover tells us that it is Valentine's Day, 2004, as he spontaneously skips work and takes a train out to Montauk, Long Island instead. Wandering the empty beach, he bumps into blue-haired free spirit Clementine (Kate Winslet), and they wind up spending 24 hours in each other's company.… read more!
Movies Directed by Michel Gondry (in alphabetical order)
Celebrated weirdo music video director Gondry finally makes a feature film without a script by equally celebrated weirdo screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. The results are exuberant, kooky, disarming, and for the most part, successful. Stephane (art house staple Gael García Bernal) is an inventive young dreamer who returns to Paris after his father's death. Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is his standoffish new… read more!
I'm rather surprised at the limp reception this film has received in the US. Just look at those directors: Gondry won millions of fans with his inventive music videos and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Carax has more of a cult following, thanks to his extravagant features Lovers on the Bridge and Pola X. And Bong made a big… read more!