Eyes Wide Shut

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Strange, weird and completely bizarre don’t begin to describe the Stanley Kubrick film, Eyes Wide Shut. My eyes were wide shut and that’s probably the best way to see this film. In this drama Dr. Bill Harford, played by Tom Cruise, is distraught over the flirtatious admission of his wife Alice, played by Nicole Kidman. He leaves the house and goes to meet an old college friend who plays the piano in a bar. The friend receives a phone call and writes a password on a napkin; a password for entry into a secret society party. The location of the party is a castle and the dress code is dark cape, dark hood, and a full face mask. Although he is incognito, someone realizes Bill doesn’t belong at the party and threatens him with death. A young woman offers her life in exchange for his and Bill is taken off the castle grounds. I bet the next time he wants to have a little fun and look at women, he’ll go to Hooters instead. This movie isn’t for the average movie-goer and it will find some fans, but I’m definitely not one of them. Of course, I did miss seeing Nicole Kidman in the buff. There use of music to invoke emotion was brilliant, but the film itself never really made much sense. Some parts were slow and the end was disappointing. I give it a D rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.