has it all. Looks. Money. Power. Women. A
fun best friend. A veritable
museum in is home. Even a stalker, and a lusty one at that. His birthday party leads to the best nights
of his life, a night where he feels
the possibility for true love. He has a party in his luxurious New
York apartment and, through the crowd of
Beautiful People, he is drawn to his
best friend's new catch, Sophia. They charm each other all
night. He accompanies her home
and they both act on their best adorable behavior.
morning, still on a high from his love-seeds being planted, David is approached by the beautiful woman who will
not leave him alone. She's "the saddest
girl to ever hold a martini." He gets in her car and his
whole life changes. But
what happens next? And what does it all mean? You'll have to
see the film to find out.
to say that "Vanilla Sky" is carried by what is arguably Tom Cruise's best performance yet. All of
the performances, in fact, are hearty.
Cameron Diaz is convincingly creepy and more than a little bit loopy.
Penelope Cruz (soon to become Cruz-Cruise?) is lovely and angelic.
This movie is high on heart, big on beauty,
and certainly not lacking a moral
message -- make every day count, and if one seems cheap, cash it in for something better.
-- Liz (
3 out of 4 pops )
about this film with other Popkorn Junkies
Patsy ( 4 out of 4 pops )
"Vanilla Sky" is the BEST film of the year. I'm not
going to spoil anything by telling you any plot but I will say that this
film is a cross between "Memento",
"The Matrix", and a splash of the best parts of "What
Dreams May Come". I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise, in fact I
pretty much dislike him and avoid his films in general, and I don't like
Penelope Cruz (read Liz's review of "Blow"
to find out why) but this film is so good I can get past my disliking
both leads and really enjoy the film. Actually, I think because of
this movie I might actually like both of them now. So, I recommend
this film to anyone who likes movies that make you think and
question. I loved this film. I plan on seeing it a few more
times and, though it sounds strange if you haven't seen the film yet,
I'm rooting for Tom Cruise for an Academy Award nomination.
( 4 out of 4 pops )
Drive" and "Memento",
Cameron Crowe's "Vanilla Sky" requires the audience to be
alive and kicking during
it's viewing, but that's not all it requires. It also requires a second
viewing. Now, I may
not get a chance to see it again in the theaters but I loved it so much
I will buy the
DVD so I can watch it over and over to fully understand it. I
won't say anything more, except
that you gotta see this in the theater.
Billy Ray ( 0 out of 4 pops )
I go to the theaters with a group of friends to watch a movie as bizarre
as "Vanilla Sky", I am usually the sole person to appreciate
it, with the other members of my group loathing every second of it.
However, it was just the opposite for "Vanilla Sky".
Everyone else I was with loved it. I thought it was one of the Top
5 worst movies I have ever seen in my life, worse than both "Dude,
Where's My Car?" and "Waterworld". The first
hundred minutes are so incredibly boring, and the payoff is so cheap and
so uninteresting that I almost fell asleep twice and even considered
leaving the theater. I like Tom Cruise, and Kurt Russell was
fantastic as always in a standout performance, but Penelope Cruz is a
terrible actress and why couldn't Cameron Diaz show just a little more
skin? And, Jason Lee trying to act serious in a film would be like
Pauly Shore getting cast in the new "Godfather" film.
"Vanilla Sky" starts out as "Fatal Attraction" meets
"Risky Business", but turns into "Demolition Man"
meets "Total Recall". This is truly the worst film I
have seen this year and one of the Top 5 worst films I have seen EVER.
Never see this--I beg you.
Matt ( 3 out of 4
is not the most remarkable film ever, but it is nothing like you'd ever
expect. It you've seen the previews, you've seen the first thirty
minutes. Believe me, the story is totally unpredictable and I'm
not gonna give a word of it away. Tom Cruise delivers another
terrific performance, though I do feel sorry that they had to fracture
his handsome face through most of the film. Jason Lee is a
scene-stealer, as his best friend. Penelope Cruz--well, what can I
say? Her accent is getting more and more annoying, and let's face
it--she can't pull off a serious dramatic role. At two hours and
twenty-five minutes, "Vanilla Sky" is protracted and
somewhat dragging, but it's a brilliantly original motion picture
that you soon won't forget.