15 certificateVanilla Sky is a Film programme that first aired in 2001 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Vanilla Sky is a 4 star programme

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Vanilla Sky (2001)

Directed by
Cameron Crowe

Based on Alejandro Amenábar's successful Spanish film, Open Your Eyes, Tom Cruise stars as David Aames, a business executive with it all - great job, flash apartment and Julie Gianni (Cameron Diaz) who's always ready for his attentions. Then, he meets Sofia Serrano (Penélope Cruz) and he finds true love. But the besotted Julie seeks revenge and, while she and David are in her car, she crashes at speed, killing herself and disfiguring him.

Now, wearing a mask and psychologically as well as physically scarred, he must try and re-build his life through the help of psychologist Curtis McCabe (Kurt Russell). But he keeps having disturbing visions and embarks on a journey to discover the truth behind his old and new lives.

Cruise, who worked with Cameron Crowe on Jerry Maguire , proves himself an actor of consummate skill for a role which could easily have invited a histrionic performance - instead, he knows less is more and his tortured performance is riveting. The two female leads are equally commanding, retaining the air of ambiguity and mystery necessary to the plot. And cinema audiences further benefited - as part of the deal of selling the rights to Cruise, Amenábar was offered a chance to direct in Hollywood - the result was The Others.

Written by ,

Also known as "Un ciel couleur vanille"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 145 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2001

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is Vanilla Sky next on TV?

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Image for Tom CruiseTom Cruise...David Aames
Image for Penélope CruzPenélope Cruz...Sofia Serrano
Image for Cameron DiazCameron Diaz...Julianna 'Julie' Gianni
Image for Kurt RussellKurt Russell...Dr. Curtis McCabe
Image for Jason LeeJason Lee...Brian Shelby
Noah Taylor...Edmund Ventura
Image for Timothy SpallTimothy Spall...Thomas Tipp
Image for Tilda SwintonTilda Swinton...Rebecca Dearborn
Image for Michael ShannonMichael Shannon...Aaron
Delaina Mitchell...David's Assistant
Shalom Harlow...Colleen
Oona Hart...Lynette
Ivana Milicevic...Emma
Image for Johnny GaleckiJohnny Galecki...Peter Brown
Jhaemi Willens...Jamie Berliner