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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Tom Cruise
Cameron Diaz
Jason Lee
Kurt Russell
Penelope Cruz
Directors
Cameron Crowe
Screenwriters
Cameron Crowe
Running Time
136 minutes

Vanilla Sky


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Plot
Charmed and charming David Aames, the princely heir to a publishing empire, is utterly captivated by Spanish dancer Sofia, to the distress of his carelessly discarded lover, Julie. The fateful consequences hurl him into a labyrinthine mystery of love, murder, conspiracy and revenge. But which of his memories are real, which a dream?


Verdict
Challenging, slow-burning drama which demands close attention as it switches from one genre to another — romance, noir, sci-fi — and rewards patience with a stunning, all-is-revealed payoff. Cruise’s appeal is crucial in determining whether an artful premise translates into box office.


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