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The line between dreams and reality become increasingly blurred after a womanizing playboy is nearly killed by a jilted lover in Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar's masterful sophomore effort Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes). It would seem as if Cesar (Eduardo Noriega) has it all. Handsome, charming, and with money to burn, he can get any girl he wants, and usually does so on a nightly basis. Following a birthday party in which he chats up Sofia (Penelope Cruz), the date of his best friend Pelayo (Fele Martinez), Cesar is ...

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Jan 19, 2009

Challenge of Thought

Straight-up, this is one of those movies that plays with the mind. Very thought provoking and often confusing, it's a thrill ride to watch alone in the dark at 2 am--amplified effects. I enjoyed it thoroughly but often found myself confused. My theories were often crushed then resurrected.

This is the original version, before the Tom Cruise Hollywood remake known as Vanilla Sky. The lead actors in this were excellent. A taste of Spanish culture, nightlife, and beliefs.

I'd recommend it for anyone in the mood for mind games.

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