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Open Your Eyes Movie Review Summary

Actors: Eduardo Noriega, Penelope Cruz

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   Alejandro Amenabar's film "Abre Los Ojos" aka "Open Your Eyes" was the inspiration for Cameron Crowe's remake called "Vanilla Sky" in which Tom Cruise starred in 2001 along with Penelope Cruz reprising her role.
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   The very handsome Cesar (Eduardo Noriega) finds the love of his life in actress Sofia (Penelope Cruz) that he met at his birthday party. It was actually his friend Pelayo's date that he flirted and spent the night with. But Cesar is very popular with the ladies and the woman he last had an affair with, Nuria, shows up after he left Sofia's apartment. Cesar gets in Nuria's car and she drives off the road, killing herself and disfiguring Cesar. He is then tormented with the fact that the doctors are unable to fix his face and offer him a prosthetic mask to wear. The story flashes back and forth with him in a mental institution and what is percieved to be the past as he tells his psychiatrist Antonio (Chete Lara) that Sofia has been replaced by Nuria. Atonio has Cesar believe he is on trial for the murder of Nuria but Cesar is trying to figure out what is going on. He ultimately does when he gets out of the institution and speaks with Duvernois (Gerard Barray). Is it virtual reality? Is it a dream?
The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades



Script Analysis of Open Your Eyes

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Romance Plotlets:    -   falling in love with the unattainable Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   figuring out if it's all real or imaginary

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes In virtual reality?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   mental hospital Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking    -   seeing breasts Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations

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