If I could describe the perfect film, it would always come down to this.
Charlie Kaufman's masterfully written screenplay, and Michel Gondry's theatre background all worked in coalition to make the most heart felt and emotional ride I've ever experienced.
Jim Carrey gives one of the most memorable performances of his career, and in my opinion, of all time. Kate Winslet was a beaming light in every scene, and nobody could've replaced her in the role.
Jon Brion's score played on repeat after my first viewing for quite a while. It inspired me to do more with my life. The melancholy happiness it conveys took a piece of my heart and replaced it with something even better.
I love this film, and if I could experience it for the first time every time, I would.