Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Oh Jim Carrey, he of the rubber face, the over-the-top manic expressions, the overused physical humour. We’re so used to seeing Carrey overdo every reaction and inflection that it works perfectly against him in Michael Gondry’s abstract romance, which sees him at his most pared back, expressionless level. It creates not just a great character for Carrey, but gives him the chance to show some actual emotional range. Let’s say it together now Jim, less is more.