It is written by Charlie Kaufman, a one-off writing talent best known for creating Being John Malkovich; and it is directed by Michel Gondry, a director well-known in the advertising industry for spots for Nike.
It's about two people who have had all memories of a painfully destructive love affair zapped by a new erasure technique - but who find each other strangely familiar when they meet after the treatment. Ever had that deja vu feeling? In a dismal year for Hollywood, this ambitious and haunting comedy stands out like a beacon.
The film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Starring: Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet
Opens: 30 April