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 Eyes Wide Shut 

What grade would you give this film?
A 79%  79%  [ 15 ]
B 11%  11%  [ 2 ]
C 11%  11%  [ 2 ]
D 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
F 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Eyes Wide Shut 
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My #3 Kubrick (Behind Dr. Strangelove and 2001, natch).

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This is one of my favorite movies. It's great! Very hypnotic. Nicole Kidman is terrific!

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Wow, lots of negativity in here. :( I loved it, Kubrick goes out with a bang.


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great tom cruise vehicle!


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Heinrich Himmler wrote:
great tom cruise vehicle!


so is this

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I can understand the wholly relatable topic of infidelity, temptation and so on, so forth, but it's rather heavy handed, and it could be my youth speaking but I can't really relate to the characters and I honestly wouldn't. To me, at least, the Hatford's are still immature children. The all too familiar argument is realistic, but her drowning her sorrows in booze and weed, is childish. Alice has a daughter but she's acting like a rich bitch, superior to the world, and of course, she doesn't even work. Until the point Alice saddled Bill with her ridiculous fantasies, he was clear from insecurities and, he was supposedly immune to other men's attempts at charming his wife. That is a redeeming quality but of course the script goes on to tear it apart, and maybe it's unfounded, but only because Alice is being, again a total bitch. She purposefully does all of this, in my eyes she's acting like a teenager. She doesn't grow as a character, she remains unhappy and shallow. So, my questioning here is, how is it relatable? It's painting out a picture of the unhappily married and why would I want to relate to it. It's probably accurate, and in that sense it is powerful, aside from the hammy orgy scene, but, it is also in a sense tragic because, it speaks of our society. The rich, the shallow, the immature and the typical, rooting humanity to repeating the same old mistake or rather simply regressing or stagnating at a point. These people represented is not the kind of people I would want the world to have. We are but human, but we can strive to be better, and it may be idealistic but I'd like to believe that there are people who can attain a love that is free from society's or humanity's insecurities, scars and expectations and similarly people out there who do more than sit around mansions engaging in selfish infantile activities.

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BK wrote:
it could be my youth speaking

This.



BK wrote:
We are but human, but we can strive to be better, and it may be idealistic but I'd like to believe that there are people who can attain a love that is free from society's or humanity's insecurities, scars and expectations...

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I found the film somewhat frightening and much better than when I watched it as a horny 15 year old.


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This is A material. Rare for Kubrick to make such a great film.

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I've come to like this movie. Still not quite sure I fully grasp it but the mystique of it is enjoyable.


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Everything up through the sex party was great. I liked the opening scenes with Cruise and Kidman's relationship and the cracks in it, and her story about the naval officer and his reaction to it. Watching Cruise walk around at night in his various activities reminded me a bit of After Hours, and the costume owner was classic Kubrick comedy like the guy that shoots the the coke machine in Dr Strangelove. The sex cult scene itself was impressively directed. I feel the movie starts to slip a bit after he gets out, maybe in part because he gets away with his life too easy and he's not quite scared enough? And the scenes retracing his steps finding the hooker's friend, Nick's fate, the girl that OD'd, the costume guy taking a payoff, etc. just didn't quite land for me in terms of what it overall says about people and society. The scene with Sydney Pollack giving kind of a bad guy confession speech and laying out the whole plot felt beneath Kubrick to me. It was still a tense thriller but not as unique as the first half of the film. I wanted more from Kidman's character in the second half of the film but her last scene is excellent. Overall very solid Kubrick thriller and take on relationships where people have buried things, but not a masterpiece.

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