Jim Carrey & Kate Winslet play Joel & Clementine, who meet and fall in love. Jump cut to the opening credits over scenes of Joel drivin' 'n' cryin' just after he's been dumped. Seems Clementine got tired of him and went to a memory-erasing company called Lacuna to have all her memories of him removed from her brain. Joel decides to have the same treatment. But then strange things start happening, and if I say any more, I'll spoil the many surprises.
I love the visual effects. Things disappear around Jim Carrey. He and Kate Winslet run through Grand Central Station as other people *blip* out of sight around them. Carrey hears the voices of the technicians as they poke at his unconscious brain (and pay too little attention while doing so). It's weeeird and fuuuun and Elijah Wood plays Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatrick. Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) wrote it and Michel Gondry directed it (music video director, but a really good one who does stuff like the Chemical Bros.' "Star Guitar" and "Let Forever Be", Kylie Minogue's "Come Into My World", and several good ones for Björk.).
And in related news, I bought Adaptation and rented The Truman Show, both on DVD. I hope I like 'em too!