Thanks to the Lacuna company, you no longer have to suffer the painful memories of a destructive love affair, humiliation, or even the death of a pet. Instead, the revolutionary corporation at the center of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has perfected a safe method of removing troubling memories. "With Lacuna," their slogan promises, "you can forget."
But should people forget memories—even the painful ones? This study will help you discuss the themes and messages of Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Why did God wire us to remember the past? Why do memories have such a powerful effect on us? What is love? Why do we love the ones we do?
• Movie Summary
• Discussing the Scenes
—The Nature of Love
(1 Corinthians 13:1–8; 1 Peter 4:8)
(Psalm 77:11–12; Isaiah 43:18–19; Philippians 4:12–13)
—The Search for Meaning
(Matthew 7:24–27; Colossians 1:10–14; Galatians 5:16–26; 1 Peter 4:1–6; Hebrews 13:20–21)
• As the Credits Roll
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Focus Features, 2004), rated R.
Photo © Focus Features
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