directed, co-produced and co-written by Cameron Crowe
. The film is an English-language remake of the 1997 Spanish movie Abre los ojos (Open Your Eyes), the screenplay for which was written by Alejandro Amenábar
and Mateo Gil
. The film stars Tom Cruise
, Penélope Cruz
(in a repeat of her performance in Abre los ojos) and Cameron Diaz
, with Jason Lee
and Kurt Russell
Vanilla Sky has been described as "an odd mixture of science fiction, romance and reality warp", "part Beautiful People fantasy, part New Age
investigation of the Great Beyond," a "love story and a struggle for the soul," and an "erotic adventure, romance, mystery, and psychological thriller, with a dose of science fiction."
David Aames (Tom Cruise
) was the wealthy owner of a large publishing firm in New York City after the death of his father.
Isn’t that what being young is about, believing secretly that you would be the one person in the history of man that would live forever?
My dreams are a cruel joke. They taunt me. Even in my dreams, I'm an idiot who knows he's about to wake up to reality. If I could only avoid sleep. But I can't. I try to tell myself what to dream. I try to dream that I am flying. Something free. It never works...
That smile's gonna be the end of me.
The little things... there's nothing bigger, is there?
Good. Because for a minute there I thought we were talking about A FUCKING MASK!!
I lost you when I got in that car.
I remember. Somebody died. It was me.
Look at us. I'm frozen, and you're dead. And I love you.
Doc, once you've been driven off a bridge at 80 miles an hour, somehow you don't invite happiness in without a full body search.
These? These are more than headaches. These are steel plates slicing through my every thought.