Vanilla Sky (2001)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
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
Shalom Harlow Colleen
Oona Hart Lynette
Ivana Milicevic Emma
Johnny Galecki Peter Brown
Jhaemi Willens Jamie Berliner
Armand Schultz Dr. Pomerantz
Cameron Watson Other Doctor
Robertson Dean Third Doctor
W. Earl Brown Barman
Ray Proscia Doctor from Berlin
Tim Hopper Man in Blue Coat
Alicia Witt Libby
Ken Leung Art Editor
Carolyn Byrne Beatrice
Mark Pinter Carlton Kaller
Jeff Weiss Raymond Tooley
Conan O'Brien Himself
James Murtaugh Benny's Owner (as Jim Murtaugh)
Mark Kozelek Dude, Fix Your Face Guy
John Fedevich Silent Ed Vallencourt
Bobby Walsh Young David
Stacey Sher Rayna
Fred Schruers Cryo Man
Jessica Siemens Sofia's Friend
Julia Carothers Hughes Sofia's Friend
Holly Raye Dancer
Marty Collins Martini Waiter
Mark Bramhall Sneezy
Jack Hall Bashful
David Lewison Sleepy
Mike Shannon Aaron
Penelope Cruz
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance; Sci-Fi; Thriller
Director Cameron Crowe
Producer Cameron Crowe; Tom Cruise; Paula Wagner
Writer Alejandro Amenábar; Mateo Gil; Cameron Crowe
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 135 mins
Country USA
Color Color
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
Seen It Yes
Index 176
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 097363393641
Chapters 28
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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