Eyes Wide Shut
- 159 min
- Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
- Written by: Stanley Kubrick, Frederic Raphael
- Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack
Had Kubrick chosen to stage his adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's 'Dream Novel' in its original 'fin de siecle' Viennese setting, audiences might have found the whole primitive Freudian mess easy to stomach. Transposing the would-be decadent psychosexual shenanigans to contemporary Manhattan, however, proves disastrous. What makes 'Eyes Wide Shut' just about watchable is the screen presence of its two stars.
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