When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.
Incarcerated and charged with murder, David Aames Jr. is telling the story of how he got to where he is to McCabe, the police psychologist. That story includes: being the 51% shareholder of a major publishing firm, which he inherited from his long deceased parents; the firm's board, appointed by David Aames Sr., being the 49% shareholders who would probably like to see him gone as they see him as being too irresponsible and immature to run the company; his best bro friendship with author, Brian Shelby; his "friends with benefits" relationship with Julie Gianni, who saw their relationship in a slightly different light; his budding romance with Sofia Serrano, who Brian brought to David's party as his own date and who Brian saw as his own possible life mate; and being in an accident which disfigured his face and killed the person who caused the accident. But as the story proceeds, David isn't sure what is real and what is a dream/nightmare as many facets of the story are incompatible to ...Written by
Cameron Crowe has said, "We constructed the movie, visually and story-wise, to reveal more and more the closer you look at it. As deep as you want to go with it, my desire was for the movie to meet you there." See more »
As David returns to his car the morning after his night with Sofia, Julie approaches, having waited for him in her car down the street. How could Julie have known where to find him? Julie didn't know Sofia. Julie was still at the party when David and Sofia left. And from the setting and street sign it's clear that Sofia lives near the Manhattan Bridge (Water St.) in Brooklyn, an entirely different part of New York City than David (who lives in The Dakota across from Central Park), so Julie couldn't possibly have found him by just driving around searching. Brian could have told Julie where Sofia lives during the party, but he just met Sofia earlier that day and it would have been an odd thing to do, if he even knew Sofia's address yet himself. See more »
Open your eyes.
Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open you...
[David wakes up and pushes the snooze button on his alarm]
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The end credits are done to a background of a skyscape changing the various colors of the day. See more »
The 2015 Blu-Ray release includes an alternate ending version with a vastly expanded ending. While the events lead to the same conclusion, there are alternate takes and additional scenes (including the scene of David shooting the police officer). See more »
Can We Still Be Friends
Written and Performed by Todd Rundgren
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I have watched this film whenever my life has taken a worrying turn and it always lifts me up. The affair between David and Sophia is so beautifully handled that one can't help but be moved. All of the characters are written so beautifully and the acting excellent. The best friend, the father figure, the seven dwarfs and LE all make me watch in awe. I have never been able to watch the final scene on the rooftop without shedding a little tear and I'm a fully grown emotionally in control type of guy. The whole look of the movie is so beautifully balanced with the excellent soundtrack and all credit to Mr Crowe and Mr Cruise for making a piece of art that will fulfil and inspire me forever.
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