Vanilla Sky (2001)

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A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.


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21 December 2003 | Danny_G13
Engaging psychological tale
Recently the BBC in UK held a poll for worst film ever, and while Titanic *won*, this came 4th. I just don't understand how anyone can dislike this movie...

Vanilla Sky is a dark psychological drama about dreams, reality and 'what might have been'.

Tom Cruise is Dave, a yuppie who has it all. He has a 51% stake in his father's company, therefore the majority shareholder, and constantly finds himself in a battle to main his control over the '7 dwarves' who make up the rest of the board. His personal life is a mess, with a shallow relationship with Julie (Cameron Diaz) the closest he gets to love, while his best friend Brian (Jason Lee) who adores Julie sticks by him regardless.

However, on holding a birthday party he's introduced to Sofia (The perfect Penelope Cruz) and falls instantly for her.

This is all very well but the plot is parallel to a side story of Dave wearing a white mask in a cell with Dr McCabe (Kurt Russell) who's accusing him of murder and wants to understand why it happened.

Dave begins on a journey to make sense of his life.

I admit there is a 'Hollywoody' feel to this film, and given it's a remake of a Mexican/Spanish original also featuring Penelope Cruz it's probably disappointing to purists. But only viewing this on its own terms I absolutely love this movie. It keeps you guessing, and the ending is very conclusive.

It may not be to everyone's taste, but I loved it.

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Details

Release Date:

14 December 2001

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA, Spain

Filming Locations

West 73rd Street, Manhattan, New York, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,015,518 16 December 2001

Gross USA:

$100,618,344

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$203,388,341

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