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UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Stalker sends man to his own personal hell.

PEOPLE: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, and Penelope Cruz. Cameron Diaz’s character was indeed creepy, despite the fact that in real life, it is Tom Cruise who is the creepier of the two. And Penelope always seems to be in love triangle movies — I’m looking at you, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

QUIRKS: Remake of a spanish movie “Open Your Eyes” (the original had Penelope Cruz too!).

Non-linear storytelling. And it’s not just for the sake of doing it, like it is in some movies. There’s a good reason [which can’t be revealed without spoiling it] for things to be done this way. It also adds to the mystery aspect, and dreamlike feel of the movie.

VISUALS: This is more of a cerebral movie than a visual movie… but there are definitely its visual moments. Definitely.

BAD STUFF: Some people were confused by it, but those people were dumb.

CONCLUSION: While I don’t have much to say specifically about this movie… It was definitely great, and tied together very well. Much more philosophical than I thought as I was watching it. And just confusing enough to be very engaging.

RATINGS:

Carolyn: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 9/10.
Clint: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 9/10. I kinda felt it was 4/5 stars most of the time, but then the ending really tied it together. Unable to decide whether I’d rate it 4/5 or 5/5 stars, I am deferring to Carolyn’s judgment.

The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 6.9/10, Netflix: 3.1/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 3.8/5 stars).

RECOMMENDATION: Don’t pass this up based on its summary; this movie is deeper than it lets on.

SIMILAR MOVIES: Tons, but to say which ones might reveal plot spoilers ;)

MOVIE QUOTES:

Sofia: Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

Rebecca Dearborn: What is any life without the pursuit of a dream?

FRIENDS’ RATINGS: Parthena & Christian loved it. Tatiana & Benj really liked it. Glen & Stacy liked it. But Ian didn’t like it.

Mood: car again!!!
Music: Megadeth – Peace Sells