#31 Vanilla Sky
What do you get when you put Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz in one heartwrenching psychological drama? You get Vanilla Sky, of course! The American adaptation of the Spanish film was art; sad and slightly confusing, but it was art nonetheless.
It’s all about David Aames (Tom Cruise) who seems to have it all. As he begins to fall in love with Sofia (Penelope Cruz), he gets into a terrible car accident courtesy of a jealous Julie (Cameron Diaz). Left in a coma, the movie traverses the concept of lucid dreaming and life extension. The entire film didn’t make sense until the end, wherein it was explained that David was in a cryogenic freezer, just dreaming forever.
Honestly, when he jumped off that tall building, we still weren’t sure if he was actually still dreaming or awake or hibernating or whatever. Did that fall really wake him up? We were just left with a hint of depression and darkness.