I think I liked this, but only on the assumption that there is more than meets the eye. At almost three hours, it was easy to find myself bored, even if it was due to Kubrick's meticulous attention to detail. It seemed to me about bruised ego and envy-driven fantasy, stemming from a stale marriage and the drive to have what the upper-class does.
So Dr. Strangelove is about the irrationality of being sentient & the inevitability of war, 2001 is about human identity & man replacing his god, A Clockwork Orange is about importance of Free Will & Barry Lyndon is about humanity's relationship to nature & the role of chance in one man's life. Now that's a lot of big ideas. Eyes Wide Shut, on the other, is essentially just a big ode to Kubrick's 40 year marriage.
Tom Cruise attempting to have sex with anyone but his wife - wonder how accurate this is to the real life. The cinematography is not as mesmerizing as Kubrick's previous films, but the scenes from the secret sexual group and the haunting piano music made it a little less boring.
Yeah, this is it; one of Stanley Kubrick's great works. A bit below "Full Metal Jacket" and "Shining" but definately close to them. Sex commodity, sexual desire and true love. Irritations, hasitations, mixed feelings; the way Kubrick brings it on screen through Cruise/Kidman is a great job done.
Aunque es bizarro que Kubrick use actores como Tom Cruise en una película erótica, Kubrik logra traer mucho suspenso a esta película, dejando al espectador intrigado por lo que va a hacer el personaje y cuales consecuencias puede provocar sus acciones, las tomas logran tener mucha empatía con la situación y logran de cierta manera provocar una sensación de estar involucrado en la historia junto con la banda sonora.
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.