The words Jim Carrey and masterpiece seem oxymoronic, but the Pet Detectives made two for the ages: The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Both films were born from marvelous conceptual leaps, then fleshed out by screenwriters Andrew Niccol and Charlie Kaufman, respectively. Still, each soared because of Carrey, filmdoms Silly Putty Everyman. In Sunshine, Carrey and a screw-loose Kate Winslet play lovers who have their minds wiped to numb the pain of mutual loss. Its a spooky setup, but not unappealing for those who mourn.
Sun., Feb. 24, 1 p.m., 2008