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Vanilla Sky
Movie: Vanilla Sky(2002)[tt0259711] Incarcerated and charged with murder, David Aames Jr. is telling the story of how he got to where he is to McCabe, the police psychologist. That story includes: being the 51% shareholder of a major publishing firm, which he inherited from his long deceased parents; the firm's board, appointed by David Aames Sr., being the 49% shareholders who would probably like to see him gone as they see him as being too irresponsible and immature to run the company; his best bro friendship with author, Brian Shelby; his "friends with benefits" relationship with Julie Gianni, who saw their relationship in a slightly different light; his budding romance with Sofia Serrano, who Brian brought to David's party as his own date and who Brian saw as his own possible life mate; and being in an accident which disfigured his face and killed the person who caused the accident. But as the story proceeds, David isn't sure what is real and what is a dream/nightmare as many facets of the story are incompatible to ... Written byHuggo
Title Vanilla Sky
Release Date 25 January 2002 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Production Companies Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Vinyl Films
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise...
David Aames...
Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz...
Sofia Serrano...
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz...
Julie Gianni...
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell...
McCabe...
Jason Lee
Jason Lee...
Brian Shelby...
Noah Taylor
Noah Taylor...
Edmund Ventura...
Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall...
Thomas Tipp...
Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton...
Rebecca Dearborn...
Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon...
Aaron...
Delaina Mitchell
Delaina Mitchell...
David's Assistant...
Shalom Harlow
Shalom Harlow...
Colleen...
Oona Hart
Oona Hart...
Lynette...
Ivana Milicevic
Ivana Milicevic...
Emma...
Johnny Galecki
Johnny Galecki...
Peter Brown...

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Boba_Fett1138 on 21 October 2005
The original "Abre los ojos" was a great but not perfect movie. It had a bit of a dragging beginning and especially middle-part. Unfortunately this remake suffers from the same problem and is even a bit worse with its dragging parts. In the first hour and an halve it's still mainly unclear where the movie is heading to and makes perhaps a bit of a pointless impression. Just like in the original, the ending compensates for this even though the ending for this movie isn't build up as a good and executed as in the original was the case. Yes, it's a pointless remake. "Abre los ojos" is perfectly watchable for everyone. You don't have to be a fan of European cinema to enjoy that movie. The original is also just a tiny bit better but that doesn't mean that "Vanilla Sky" itself is a bad movie on its own. It has some great acting performances from Tom Cruise and especially Cameron Diaz in it. Quite honestly, I have never seen Diaz acting better in any other movie. Other well know actors in this movie are Penélope Cruz (who reprises her role from the original but she isn't halve as good in this movie as she was in the original.), Kurt Russell, Noah Taylor, Jason Lee and Timothy Spall with who Cruise later teamed up again for "The Last Samurai".The atmosphere is good. New York is the perfect background for the movie its story. The story is good and surprising enough for everyone to enjoy even though at times it tries too hard to be confusing.It's a good movie but you're still better of watching the original. Are the many difference between this movie its story and that of the original? Hardly, both movies are very similar with the story, sequences and even dialog. Still "Abre los ojos" is a better movie because it builds up the story and characters better and has a better, more powerful and surprising executed ending.7/10http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/

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