Life is rosy for David Aames (Tom Cruise), a magazine mogul who inherited his wealth and power from his father. Aames arrives at his office around ten and often has women fawning after him. His most recent conquest, Julie Gianni (Cameron Diaz), now feels deeply connected to him, but David thinks of her as just another night of fun. So when Aames spends the night with Sofia (Penelope Cruz), Julie trails him and waits outside all night. When Aames finally emerges from Sophia’s apartment and gets in the car with Julie, she drives them off a bridge, badly injuring Aames and killing herself – or so it seems. VANILLA SKY, based upon 1997’s ABRE LOS OJOS, might be writer/director Cameron Crowe’s finest work to date.
The film includes quite a bit of foul language, with over 50 obscenities and several moderate crudities. Sexual content is also prevalent with several discussions about an earlier sexual encounter, one of which is quite explicit. A graphic sex scene also occurs that is difficult to watch. Therefore, frequent foul language and graphic sexual elements cloud up VANILLA SKY.