Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Easter egg: In the main menu of the second disc (extras), of the 2 disc edition of the region 2 DVD, press the pointer to the right. Joel's shoe will turn red and you will see a short film made by director Michel Gondry.


Continuity mistake: Mary and Stan are lying on Joel's bed talking, with the plate of food between them. When the camera looks down on them, Joel's hand is on the plate. The shot changes at one point to a close up of Mary's face and Joel's hand is not there anymore, but reappears when the shot changes again. (00:49:20)

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Clementine: Sometimes I don't think people realise how lonely it is to be a kid. Like... you don't matter.

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Trivia: The scene where Joel stumbles upon the memory of his visit with the doctor, even though there are two Joels, there are no special effects being applied. As the shot turned back and forth, Jim Carrey actually dashed behind the camera, switching from a standing up wearing a jacket and stocking cap, to sitting down wearing no jacket no hat. It's actually quite impressive.

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Question: It was mentioned several times throughout the movie that Lacuna Inc gets really busy on Valentines, and also at Joel's place when the tech guy tells Patrick to stop fooling around as they have to get moving to other jobs... So what happened to all the other clients since the remainder of the night was spent at Joel's place?

Answer: When the techs are packing up then next morning, the young guy (Kirsten's boyfriend) says something about having to get to the next job. So its safe to assume the erasure takes a good 8 hours to complete normally but Joel kept fighting them so it would have taken a little longer.

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