Vanilla Sky [DVD] [2001]

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  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 19)

Synopsis


Vanilla Sky
A remake of the Spanish film Open Your Eyes (1997), this thriller from director Cameron Crowe bears one of several discarded titles for his previous, Oscar-winning film Almost Famous (2000). Tom Cruise stars as David Ames, a womanizing playboy who finds romantic redemption when he falls in love with his best friend's girlfriend Sofia (Penelope Cruz, reprising her role from the original film). Before that relationship can begin, however, David is coaxed into a car driven by an ex-lover, Julie (Cameron Diaz), who turns out to be suicidal. Driving her car off a bridge, Julie kills herself and horribly disfigures David. Reconstructive surgery and the loving support of Sofia seem to reverse David's luck, but eerie incidents are soon making him question the reality of his existence and his control over his life, even while he is suspected of complicity in Julie's death. Vanilla Sky (2001) bears the expected Crowe trademark of an obsession with recent pop culture and particularly rock music, a more important element of the remake than the original film. That project's writer/director, Alejandro Amenabar, crafted his own supernatural hit the same year with The Others (2001), starring Nicole Kidman, the soon-to-be-ex-wife of Cruise. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise - David Aames
  • Cameron Diaz
    Cameron Diaz - Julie Gianni
  • Jason Lee
    Jason Lee - Brian Shelby
  • Kurt Russell
    Kurt Russell - McCabe
  • Noah Taylor
    Noah Taylor - Edmund Ventura



Overall customer rating

4.4
85%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Watch the Origial "Abre Los Ojos" Instead

    Posted
    fiddler

    I saw "Abre Los Ojos" (Open Your Eyes) first and loved it. It's a combination of thrill, fear, romance, hate, and wonder all in one. "Vanilla Sky" the Hollywood remake surely would fall short of the greatness of this original. Sure, the original IS in Spanish, but I recommend watching it with the subtitles instead of watching this film. The only thing better about this film was the soundtrack. Sometimes a remake can be just as good as the original (of a different language) and it depends on which movie you saw first... ex: Ringu vs. The Ring. However, for this case, I feel no matter what the original was way better. As an individual movie, this still had its thought-provoking numbness. But I say, if you can find the original... get that... because nothing can beat the feeling you will get with that movie. My two cents.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie!!!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    This movie was great, my wife and I loved it! We can't figure out why so many people dissed it. We've seen Open Your Eyes, the one everybody says is better, and we didn't like it. The acting, cinamatography, and over all storyline was much better in Vanilla Sky. If you haven't seen either one, just watch this one. Don't waste your time with Open Your Eyes. This film is very intriguing and thought provoking. In fact, my wife and I had to watch it twice to fully understand everything. Fantastic movie, I highly recommend it! Also, some other similar films that make you think are 12 Monkeys, The Jacket, and Lost Highway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best movies ever.

    Posted
    chrislegacy
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    I loved this movie and it was fascinating to see the alternate ending. The film quality is not as clear Hi definition as the rest , but let's you know when they have put back the scenes. I also liked the deleted scenes feature and the commentary by Crowe,and Wilson for the whole movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good movie

    Posted
    Sarge
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    Very good movie. Watch the original version first. The extended isn't that bad. It adds a few things a describes more what happened but I felt it was better left open-ended. The extended picture quality was not that good at all. However, the regular version had one of the better transfer I have seen on Blu Ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie to keep you thinking

    Posted
    DjChadlyZ
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    I just bought the BluRay to replace the DVD in my movie collection. I think this was a good movie that messes with your head a bit and keeps you wondering what exactly is going on, or what to believe till the end. Very watchable and engaging. Some good supporting actors as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hubby Loves This Film

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    DianeNativeNYC
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    Hubby loves this film so I bought it for him with my Best Buy reward points. Can watch over and over to try to figure out. So, if you're so inclined, order a copy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Swazi88

    This Mid Twisting Classic is Incredible, I had to watch this movie Several Times before i full under stood what was happening. It is a very detailed mind twister! A must see for everyone that Likes a movie that makes sense only at the very end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    MikesReview
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    This is definitely one of those movies you need to watch a few times to understand and appreciate. Great performances and unique storyline make this movie an instant classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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