Vanilla Sky Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Jason Lee

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Vanilla Sky

In this movie a man has a girlfriend. At a party he meets another woman and starts to fall in love with her. His girlfriend doesn't like this, so she kills herself in a car and his face get disfigured. After that he finds himself accused of murder and he starts to see things that couldn't happen.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Based on Alejandro Amenábar's OPEN YOUR EYES, VANILLA SKY is a movie directed by Cameron Crowe in 2001.

Tom Cruise, a rich publisher, falls in love with Penélope Cruz, a young spanish dancer he's met at his anniversary's party. The next day, a jealous Cameron Diaz provokes a car accident that leaves our Tom disfigured. After a few weeks, a Cruise wearing a mask, decides to meet Penélope again. From this moment on, reality seems to play with him as Cameron Diaz and Penélope Cruz play a dangerous cat and mouse game with his love.

Not as brilliant as Amenábar's film but still good thanks to the tp performances of the actors.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

This Romance/Sci fi is about Tom Cruise a hot shot rich boy who seems to have everything- except happiness. We see that his friend Diaz and sexual partner has become obsessed with him. While Cruise has found a mutual attraction in Cruz.

Thay are become friends and closer when Cruise agrees to get in the car with Diaz to help explain and console her about the situation. However she is mentally unstable and tries to kill him by crashing the car over a bridge. However it fails- killing her and scarring Tom in the face.

The plots chops and changes to Tom losing his business as he loses his sanity and power. Then it changes to a masked man in a mental institute explaining his actions to a therapist (Kurt Russell) about his past actions. More clues and hints are thrown in.

We then discover Tom's hallucinations of Diaz which torment him caused him to kill Cruz- ending him up in the prison. However there's another factor- a company offering eternal life.

Is everything Tom'sxperiencing a hallucination or something else? A great film with great performances by all the cast. Its a romance with a sci fi twist which ends up in the past and future- or the other way round?! A mystery which will keep you guessing until the end and have you pondering afterwards.
The review of this Movie prepared by H Louise

Script Analysis of Vanilla Sky

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 40%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 Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present)    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes In virtual reality?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   prison    -   mental hospital Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vauge references only    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations

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