Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science fiction thriller film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, scripted by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. The film uses elements of science fiction, psychological thriller, and a nonlinear narrative to explore the nature of memory and romantic love It opened in North America on March 19, 2004, and grossed over $70 million worldwide.
Kaufman and Gondry wrote the story with Pierre Bismuth. The ensemble cast includes Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Jane Adams, and David Cross.
The film was a critical and commercial success, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and has garnered a cul following. Winslet received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.