Vanilla Sky (2001)
Front Cover Actor
Tom Cruise David Aames
Penélope Cruz Sofia Serrano
Cameron Diaz Julie Gianni
Kurt Russell Dr. Curtis McCabe
Jason Lee Brian Shelby
Noah Taylor Edmund Ventura
Timothy Spall Thomas Tipp
Tilda Swinton Rebecca Dearborn
Michael Shannon Aaron
Delaina Mitchell David's Assistant
Alicia Witt Libby
Johnny Galecki Peter Brown
Michael J. Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance; Sci-Fi; Thriller; Mystery
Director Cameron Crowe
Producer Cameron Crowe; Tom Cruise; Bill Block; Fernando Bovaira
Writer Alejandro Amenábar; Mateo Gil
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 15 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Vanilla Sky reunites director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire) with über-playboy Tom Cruise, adds another sexy Cruz (Penélope) and Cameron Diaz for good measure, and delivers a wildly entertaining, bizarre venture into erotic science fiction. Adapted near exactly from Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar's 1997 romantic thriller Open Your Eyes, the film follows David Aames (Cruise) as he falls from his graceful Manhattan perch of inordinate wealth, good looks, and newfound love with Sofia (Cruz) because of severe facial disfigurement in a car accident caused by a suicidal ex-lover (Diaz). What at first promises to be a conventional allegory of redemption via true love is turned on its head as Cruise's character, reduced to wearing a latex mask and spurned by his friends, wins back his princess only after a miracle of plastic surgery restores his former beauty. A series of plot twists follows as waking life, technological advances, and nightmares flip-flop to dizzying effect and David ultimately comes face to face with his own mortality. Despite a final conceit to some vague morality, the appeal of the film is the wonderfully callous message conveyed by the rest of it (money and physical beauty equal happiness) through an unabashed vanity perfectly embodied by Cruise and Cruz. A delicious, decadent treat. --Fionn Meade
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1018
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/24/03
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Fry's
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
User Lookup 1 Backup
Folder 008
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 097363393641
Chapters
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby