Vanilla Sky
First screened in December 2001
Director: Cameron Crowe. Cast: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Crowe, Jason Lee, Kurt Russell, Timothy Spall, Noah Taylor, Tilda Swinton, Johnny Galecki, Alicia Witt. Screenplay: Cameron Crowe (based on the movie Abre los Ojos, aka Open Your Eyes, directed by Alejandro Amenábar and written by Amenábar and Mateo Gil).

Twitter Capsule: Even pre-Oprah, this is when I put Cruise on notice. Crowe was...confident to appoint himself to this iffy material.

VOR:   Lunges for "risk" and "originality" but its incoherence besmirches it even in these respects. And it's a remake, after all.

Photo © 2001 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Original Song: "Vanilla Sky"

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Cameron Diaz
Best Original Song: "Vanilla Sky"

Other Awards:
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Supporting Actress (Diaz)

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