Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson
Carrey is Joel, the depressed protagonist of this surreal and quirky film, who signs up for surgery to have all memories of his ex-girlfriend wiped from his consciousness. Along the way, he has more flashbacks than Timothy Leary.
What Parents Like: It's better to remember a lost love than no love at all. Despite the technical advances, human love -- lopsided and imperfect -- prevails.
Pucker Up: When a patient asks, "Is there any risk of brain damage?" the good doctor tells him, "Well, technically speaking, the operation is brain damage, but on a par with a night of heavy drinking. Nothing you'll miss."