Anybody else here seen this? It's a limited release so it isn't that easy to find places showing it if you aren't in a big city, but...
I didn't know what to expect, except that I would probably love it, since I've loved just about everything else Charlie Kaufman has written (I was sort of ambivalent about Human Nature but it still had great writing), but I didn't expect to love it as much as I did, nor did I expect to be so utterly blown away by it. It's a day later and I'm still shivering from it, in a very good way.
The whole film is absolutely stunning. It's depressing, to the extent that in some ways it's absolutely terrifying, but it's a beautiful and introspective form of depressing. It hides itself behind layer of abstraction, surrealism, absurdity, and recursion, as Kaufman's films tend to do, but like the best kinds of art, it touches on the profound truths of humanity, art, life, and death. It blows everything else Kaufman has written completely out of the water, and I thought Eternal Sunshine was phenomenal.
This may all sound very hyperbolic, and it probably is, but this is by far the best film of the year, and I doubt it will be topped any time soon. The writing, the acting, the directing, the tone, everything. Few movies leave me reeling, or leave me thinking about them much at all after a few hours, but I just cannot get this one out of my mind.
Am I the only one?