Open Your Eyes (1997)

R   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.




  • Penélope Cruz and Fele Martínez in Open Your Eyes (1997)
  • Eduardo Noriega in Open Your Eyes (1997)
  • Penélope Cruz and Fele Martínez in Open Your Eyes (1997)
  • Penélope Cruz and Eduardo Noriega in Open Your Eyes (1997)
  • Alejandro Amenábar in Open Your Eyes (1997)
  • Penélope Cruz in Open Your Eyes (1997)

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20 December 2003 | stamper
| Vanilla Sky versus Abre los Ojos
Well, as it is in most ‘fights' one has to see both before being able to see who the winner is and in this case it is Abre los Ojos (the original). It is not THAT MUCH better than Vanilla sky, but the ending does the trick. The ending in Abre los ojos, is much better and more comprehensible than the vague and somewhat pointless ending in Vanilla Sky, which makes the film just a notch better than the star-laden Hollywood remake. The other parts of the films are mostly equal to one another (except Cruz' looks, which are much better than in Vanilla Sky, which is mostly due to the stupid haircut she had in that American film) or should I say, the rest Cameron Crowe copied from Abre los ojos. If there is one thing that I didn't like about this film, is how it was spoiled for me by having seen Vanilla Sky earlier. Almost everything Crowe copied, which made this film rather boring at times and which also makes it difficult for me to rate this one. I can tell you though, that if could choose again I'd definitely see Abre los Ojos first and not see Vanilla Sky at all.

7,5 out of 10 (for the statistics, with a 7 to be handed out on voting)

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Release Date:

19 December 1997



Country of Origin

Spain, France, Italy

Filming Locations

Gran Vía, Madrid, Spain

Box Office


ESP370,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,289 18 April 1999

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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