Controversial? Sure. Male (suppressed) sexuality? Very well conceived. Storyline? Getting better and better. But I just wasn't sold on so much of it. Main female character that seems out of place, expressing more paranoia than erotica, or the plot that tangles up over a childish quarrel, or resolves by over-explaining the non existing mysteriousness of jet-set orgies.
I could watch this film again and again. I watched it back to back. Kubrick makes Tom Cruise desirable. Kidman's monologue in the first half hour was golden, it held the entire film together and could've been a piece entirely on it's own. The best Kubrick dialogue outside of 2001
A really fascinating journey of attempted infidelity, that peels back layers of faithfulness and privilege and is ultimately about relationship with money as much as about relationship with people. Gorgeously filmed and with great music. Of course.
É um caprichoso drama onírico! Tem imensa qualidade a obra, apesar de ser desfavorecida em Kubrick. Eu acho que é de um mistério diferente. É espectacular a relação entre o sonho e a realidade, e as vivências antagónicas vividas por Tom e Nicole, influenciadas pela intenção imoral. É favorito no argumento, e tem os seus detalhes elevados ao auge durante a cena do ritual. É um choque entre o desejo e o compromisso.