Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ★★★★

not the only film to recognize that relationships are perpetually clumsy and collapsing, but to see it reflected in its construction is key--back in 2004 rosenbaum called this a cinematic mobius strip, and that to me is what makes this special, as where it eventually goes is less important than how it gets there... pain locked in an eternal conflict with yearning.