Movie review of Vanilla Sky
I enjoyed Vanilla Sky (Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz) far more than I expected to. I thought it would be much more non-linear, ''artsy'', and hard to follow -- but it wasn't. (Tuesdays is the $1.95 day at the local video rental place; I like watching DVDs while I fold laundry; and I'd heard good things about Vanilla Sky.)
Entertaining; enjoyable; made me think (but thankfully, not during the movie!). A minor flash of nudity, and a moderate amount of the F-word (for those that keep track of those things - e.g. for watching it with youngsters). Also: two or three pretty darned explicit references to some soxual practices (yikes).
Good ending (note: I hate ambiguous endings; this one was only mildly ambiguous). A bit sad (IMO, anyhow). And -- curiously -- the character made a different path than what I would have.
It was good enough that I now need to go search out the Spanish movie upon which this version was based.
Also: the main character is named David -- so if you, too, are named ''David'', you might be amused to have Tom Cruise playing a rich and powerful version of yourself.
Sorry I'm being a bit oblique -- but there's a few twists in it, which I don't want to spoil.
(Today's photo has nothing to do with this post. My dad sent it to me, I liked it, and I thought I'd share.) :)