Why did Michel Gondry, the director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, make this wee-size, super-nice documentary about his Aunt Suzette, who was once a devoted grade-school teacher? You can see that he meant it to be a toasty slice of nostalgia — and for Gondry, it surely is. For us, The Thorn in the Heart is more like a home movie of a family reunion we weren’t invited to. Suzette Gondry, all white hair and laughing memories, seems like a lovely person, and there are a few moments of tension concerning Gondry’s older gay cousin. But overall, this lazy, sweet trifle seems to express the banality of well-being. C?
NOSTALGIA Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry puts his aunt's memories on display in the documentary The Thorn in the Heart.
Genre: Documentary; Starring: Jean-Yves Gondry, Suzette Gondry; Director: Michel Gondry; Author: Michel Gondry; Release Date Wide: 04/02/2010; Runtime (in minutes): 86
Posted March 31 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT
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