An ambitious mix of genres, Vanilla Sky collapses into an incoherent jumble. Cruise's performance lacks depth, and it's hard to feel sympathy for his narcissistic character. Tom Cruise stars as David Ames, a womanizing playboy who finds romantic redemption when he falls in love with his best friend's girlfriend Sofia Penelope Cruz, reprising her role from the original film.
Add your rating See all 3 kid reviews. But then he must pay the price for his casual negligence. A woman becomes jealous, and drives them both off an embankment.
She is killed, and he is badly hurt and disfigured. The life he took for granted is shattered. At this point, a fairly conventional narrative is shattered, like David's arm and his face.
It becomes impossible to say much more about it without spoiling the surprises. David tries to piece together his story and we do the same, though sometimes based on conflicting information. Continue reading Show less Is it any good?
Vanilla Sky has a lot of surface appeal, but at its core it is as vacant as the story's main character. It tries to be a sort of Sixth Sense with sex.
Like Cast Away, this is something of a vanity production.
I suspect that Tom Hanks created the ultimate acting exercise for himself, based on what he feared most — being separated from his family. Cruise, who also produced this movie by purchasing the rights to the original, Spanish-language version, has done the same here. He may have chosen what he fears most — losing his looks and easy grace, losing his knack for owning the room.
And, like Hanks, he selected a story that provides the opportunity for tour-de-force acting. In many scenes, Cruise's famous face is covered with a latex mask, leaving him only his body and his eyes to convey all of the character's emotions.
Cruise works hard and makes some arresting choices. Cameron Diaz turns in a terrific performance and Tilda Swinton is excellent in a brief role as an executive. But Kurt Russell seems a little lost as a therapist, and Penelope Cruz, repeating her role from the original, says her lines as though she is not really fluent in English yet.
Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about why David feels unsatisfied at the beginning of the movie, and whether he should have made a pass at the woman his best friend brought to a party.
How much of the world around us do we control?
VANILLA SKY is a trippy mind game movie about a rich, successful, handsome, but superficial man named David (Tom Cruise), whose life turns upside down when he meets a woman who stirs him (because she is "guileless"). Dec 14, · Yes, ''Vanilla Sky'' is a timely fable about male vanity. The message of the film, which reunites the star with Cameron Crowe, who directed him in ''Jerry Maguire,'' isn't exactly reassuring. Vanilla Sky, to put it bluntly, is a hard movie to review. It has great direction, great action, and a mind-stumping plot, but because of the strangeness of the movie, it is hard to figure out whether I .
How much would you like to control? If given the choice presented to David at the end of the movie, what would you choose?Vanilla sky is a movie which tries to explain the human mind, why dreams turn into nightmares and in the end it is all about choice and making decisions.
The characters are amazing.
They look almost human. You can't say "this is the good guy". Well that's the way it is in real life anyway. Tom Cruise's character is lost in his own dreams. Vanilla Sky, to put it bluntly, is a hard movie to review. It has great direction, great action, and a mind-stumping plot, but because of the strangeness of the movie, it is hard to figure out whether I .
VANILLA SKY is based on a Spanish movie called ABRE LOS OJOS or OPEN YOUR EYES. Tom Cruise plays David Aames, a rich, young, publishing mogul who inherited his father’s successful business when his parents died in a car crash.
Vanilla Sky is one of the most challenging films of the year. It is thought provoking, mysterious, complex, nerve racking, beautiful, creepy, funny and a trip deliriously all its own. Jan 17, · Watch Vanilla Sky movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on monstermanfilm.com Dec 14, · Yes, ''Vanilla Sky'' is a timely fable about male vanity.
The message of the film, which reunites the star with Cameron Crowe, who directed him in ''Jerry Maguire,'' isn't exactly reassuring.