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The following quote is mentioned all over the internet that it's from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

"We met at the wrong time. That's what I keep telling myself anyway. Maybe one day years from now, we'll meet in a coffee shop in a far away city somewhere and we could give it another shot. So until then, I'll just have to continue feeling this way everyday. Sad."

I just saw the movie, it doesn't appear anywhere in the film. I even searched through subtitle files. Was there a deleted scene or something in the film where this line is spoken? Or is it simply from a different film? If yes, which one?

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  • It is probably not, but reminds me of Before Sunrise trilogy. How they met years later in another city. :d – Lettmannen Feb 19 '16 at 20:51
  • I've a feeling I know this quote, and I haven't seen Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (yet). I'm wondering about Californication. – SQB Feb 19 '16 at 23:16
  • Is it maybe the John Cusack movie Serendipity? – Meat Trademark Feb 20 '16 at 0:28
  • The Reddit thread I linked to appears to explore, then reject that Serendipity (which I have never seen). – dvaeg Feb 20 '16 at 1:10
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It's not from Eternal Sunshine, you are correct there. It's not found in the 1st or shooting draft (available on Charlie Kaufman's website).

The debate raged a couple years ago on Reddit to no definitive answer.

Attributions to the film are everywhere, which goes to show that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet.

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    If something is stated on the Internet and has a famous name next to it, it must be true - Thomas Jefferson, 1770 – K. Alan Bates Feb 20 '16 at 0:21
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    This is an interesting comment, but it's not an answer to what movie is it. – Meat Trademark Feb 20 '16 at 0:27
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    Well, technically he only asked if it's from this or another film. So... – dvaeg Feb 20 '16 at 1:09
  • Sorry I thought that was implicit, I've added to the question. – John Feb 20 '16 at 5:11

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