23: Vanilla Sky

This week, it was all a dream — or was it? — in Cameron Crowe’s 2001 movie Vanilla Sky. Do Cruise and Cruz have chemistry? Does four times mean something? Is anything really anything?

Content warning: sexual assault, sexual violence, misogyny, nudity, drug use, car crash, physical trauma

Unanswered Questions:

  • So… what really happened?
  • Is the film’s ultimate lesson to embody ourselves in pop culture ephemera, or to reject those things for something more human and authentic?
  • Is there anything to be gained if we believe Crowe’s suggestion that the events of the movie are the events Brian’s book?

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