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- - "Hitting It Hard" behind-the-scenes look
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- Photo gallery with audio introduction by photographer Neal Preston
- Unreleased teaser trailer
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Top Customer Reviews
The first time I saw this movie in the theater I was unable to move when it was over. I was utterly stunned. I can count on one hand the times this has happened to me over a lifetime of movie viewing.
Tom Cruise plays David Aames, a rich young man who has inherited a publishing empire from his late father. Cameron Diaz is the girlfriend he really doesn't care about, and Jason Lee plays his best (and perhaps only) friend. Aames is utterly disconnected from his own life, and seems to care little about anything. One night his friend (Lee) brings an intriguing dancer (Penelope Cruz) to his birthday party. Cruise takes up with Cruz, but then experiences a waking nightmare that destroys his life. I can't reveal more of the plot without giving it away, and I suggest you NOT read any more reviews of this film and just see it--otherwise you'll deprive yourself of one incredible movie ride.
This movie is visually spectacular. There are scenes that set off the dive klaxon deep within my brain but I couldn't figure out why until much later in the film when the plot is revealed. What is this film? Science fiction? Yes, but... A psychological thriller? Yes, but... A love story? Yes, ultimately.
It's better not to categorize Vanilla Sky, and just enjoy (or not enjoy) it. I think this movie either works on you, or it doesn't. And this is probably the most polarizing movie I have ever seen. You'll either love it or hate it.
Jason Lee and Cameron Diaz give the performances of their careers. I would have said the same of Cruise, but then he uncorked Collateral.Read more ›
'Vanilla Sky' is one of my favorite movies of all time, for that reason I have discussed it with a number of people. It is true that you will either cherish, despise, or totally not get this film.
The film is complex both in content and presentation, thus many simply won't get it.
People dislike 'Vanilla Sky' because, the original, 'Abre los Ojos,' is more artsy and less glamorous...and it is for that reason, I gather, that many people prefer the original film and strongly denounce 'Vanilla Sky.' 'Vanilla Sky' is, in my opinion, more graceful and not quite as raw as Amenabar's original. Crowe made a great story and message digestible for American's, but in the process brought forth such a jarring and real message about so many aspects of life that I think people either don't want to or can't wrap their heads around it.
This is no bastardization. It is a cultural re-doing of a solid film; with excellent performances and great work by so many others behind the scenes, that ultimately comes off better than the original. I love this movie because it is a truthful depiction of a man who torments himself...who chooses to bring crap on to himself...and fate cuts him no slack because he has been blessed in many earthly ways, very realistic and unlike your typical Hollywood junk (but of course it is not originally conceived in Hollywood). So, he throws his blessings away on many an occasion by making foolishly impulsive decisions and generally refusing to take charge of his life. On other occasions the viewer cringes as he unfruitfully grasps for what he tossed out before.
The blunt realization is that all the little moments in life matter so very-very much.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This movie remains one of my favorites, regardless of the bad reviews...Everyone who saw the original version, "Open Your Eyes" said it was better.. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love this movie the order came very quick what more could one ask forPublished 15 days ago by Jonathan
Buy the original foreign movie, didn't really like the remade American versionPublished 22 days ago by starrlover
Best Tom Cruise movie other than Risky Business. Spanish version Abre Los Ojos is equally good.Published 23 days ago by Laurel Williams
Nice movie, its just one of those films making me feel happy when I'm sadPublished 1 month ago by Virginia Weekes
The makers of this film (and of the original) should be credited with this ambitious feat that is altogether artistic, filled with heart and soul. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JaDE
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