Vanilla Sky is a 2001 American romantic mystery thriller film directed by Cameron Crowe and produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner and Cameron Crowe. The screenplay was written by Cameron Crowe and is based on ‘Abre Los Ojos‘ by Alejandro Amenabar Mateo Gil.
Rated: R (movie contains sexuality and strong language)
Run Time: 2h 16min
Release Date: December 14, 2001 (USA)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Director: Cameron Crowe
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Budget: $68 Million
Box Office: $203.4 Million
Vanilla Sky stars Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Timothy Spall, Tilda Swinton, Michael Shannon, Conan O’Brien, William Mapother, Steven Spielberg, Johnny Galecki, Alicia Witt, Ivana Milicevic and Shalom Harlow.
Vanilla Sky is the story of David Aames Jr. (Tom Cruise), a self-indulgent and vain publishing tycoon who is involved in a horrific car accident caused by a resentful lover. McCabe (Kurt Russell) is a police psychologist who is interviewing Aames about the events that led to his incarceration. David has been charged with a murder he cannot remember and wears a mysterious pale mask.
David is a playboy and womanizer who finds romantic redemption when he falls in love with his best friend’s girlfriend Sofia (Penelope Cruz). Before that relationship can begin, however, David is coaxed into a car driven by an ex-lover, Julie (Cameron Diaz) who turns out to be suicidal. Driving her car off a bridge, Julie kills her self and horribly disfigures David.
Reconstructive surgery and the loving support of Sofia seem to reverse David’s luck, but eerie incidents are soon making him question the reality of his existence and his control over his life, even while he is suspected of complicity in Julie’s death.
“Most of us live our whole lives…without any real adventure to call our own.” – Rebecca Dearborn
“Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.” – Sofia Serrano
“There is no murder. There is no murder!” – David Aames
“Even in the future, the sweet is never as sweet without the sour.” – Edmund Ventura
Official Movie Trailer
Tom Cruise as David Aames
Penelope Cruz as Sofia Serrano
Cameron Diaz as Julie Gianni
Kurt Russell as McCabe
Jason Lee as Brian Shelby
Noah Taylor as Edmund Ventura
Timothy Spall as Thomas Tipp
Tilda Swinton as Rebecca Dearborn
Michael Shannon as Aaron
Conan O’Brien as Himself
William Mapother as Clubgoer
Steven Spielberg as Guest at David Aames Party
Johnny Galecki as Peter Brown
Alicia Witt as Libby
Ivana Milicevic as Emma
Shalom Harlow as Colleen