Do I Love You? (I Forget)

Each love affair is its own life, and whether its span is that of a mayfly or a Galápagos tortoise, it has a life cycle of birth, growth, maturity, decay, death. And possibly rebirth? Or just instant replay?

That's the question posed in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the latest and loveliest alternative universe created by Charlie Kaufman, America's most intellectually provocative screenwriter. Here, with director Michel Gondry, Kaufman wonders whether one person can be true to another, whatever obstacles pile up. On Valentine's Day, Joel Barish (a wonderfully forlorn Jim Carrey) decides to skip work and...

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