Over at Encore’s World of Film and TV, Andrew is hosting a blogathon about movie scenes featuring “the splendor of cinematic rain”. Here is my submission.
The scene starts inside Joel’s (Jim Carrey) head, where the procedure erasing his memories of Clementine (Kate Winslet) has already begun. The two of them are figuring out a way to stop it.
What if you take me somewhere else? Somewhere where I don’t belong, and hide there ’til morning?
I can’t remember anything without you.
That’s very sweet, but try, ok?
So Joel tries, and he recalls a childhood memory of a rainy day. The sweet melody of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” slowly starts to play overhead and he sings the song, trying to relive the memory so that he could hide Clementine there.
As the mental association between the two memories becomes stronger, it starts raining inside the living room.
Eventually, the two memories collapse into each other and become one.
Joel takes Clem to his childhood. I start crying.