Vanilla Sky

Synopsis: Incarcerated and charged with murder, David Aames Jr. is telling the story of how he got to where he is to McCabe, the police psychologist. That story includes: being the 51% shareholder of a major publishing firm, which he inherited from his long deceased parents; the firm's board, appointed by David Aames Sr., being the 49% shareholders who would probably like to see him gone as they see him as being too irresponsible and immature to run the company; his best bro friendship with author, Brian Shelby; his "friends with benefits" relationship with Julie Gianni, who saw their relationship in a slightly different light; his budding romance with Sofia Serrano, who Brian brought to David's party as his own date and who Brian saw as his own possible life mate; and being in an accident which disfigured his face and killed the person who caused the accident. But as the story proceeds, David isn't sure what is real and what is a dream/nightmare as many facets of the story are incompatible to b
Director(s): Cameron Crowe
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 33 nominations.
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136 min

Which one?

Wait. This one?


Okay, they're all waiting for you.

- You changed your hair.

- Yes. And David...

opinions are expected.

Do you dream about the board--

the Seven Dwarfs as you call them?

Sneezy, Bashful...





and of course, Grumpy.

How was Aspen?


Now, I want answers

and I want them now.

How's it going?

They still look at me

as if I was 11 years old.

He's going to inherit everything.

He gets it all.

You're scared of your dreams,

aren't you?

It's a nightmare either way.

Is that how you explain

what's happened to you?

- What?

- What happened to your face?

- I'm not talking to you anymore.

- You don't wanna show me your face?


- Do you know why you're here?

- Conversation, the coffee--

David, the part where

we parry and joust...

and get to know each other

bit by bit--

No. No can do.

We'll have to skip that because

you've been charged with murder.

In four weeks, a judge

will determine your fate...

based on what I write.

- So you will talk to me.

- There is no murder.

There is no murder!

It never happened!

- I don't have to talk to anybody!

- Want me to help?

- Get the f*ck away from me.

- You take it easy, sunshine.

Take it easy, Face.

Your whole story's full of holes!

Stop. Stop!

Please leave right now.

I'll take responsibility.

Please leave right now.

I'll take responsibility.

Please leave right now.

He's got control.

I'm gonna get you,

daddy's boy little freak.

- My parents are dead, you f*ck!

- Enough!

Is that true?

- Good cop, bad cop--

- That you're a daddy's boy?

Primer on David Aames Senior.

My father wasn't built

for the 21st century.

He never went to McDonald's,

not once.

He never watched television,

and yet...

his biggest magazine

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Cameron Crowe

Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an American actor, author, director, producer, screenwriter and journalist. Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes. more…

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