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.
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.