Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.

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Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay), Yuet-Jan Hui | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Alba ... Sydney Wells
Alessandro Nivola ... Dr. Paul Faulkner
Parker Posey ... Helen Wells
Rade Serbedzija ... Simon McCullough
Fernanda Romero ... Ana Christina Martinez
Rachel Ticotin ... Rosa Martinez
Obba Babatundé ... Dr. Haskins
Danny Mora ... Miguel
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Alicia
Brett A. Haworth Brett A. Haworth ... Shadowman
Kevin Phan ... Tomi Cheung (as Kevin K.)
Tamlyn Tomita ... Mrs. Cheung
Esodie Geiger ... Nurse
Karen Elizabeth Austin ... Mrs. Hillman (as Karen Austin)
Ryan J. Pezdirc Ryan J. Pezdirc ... Nurse Room Attendant
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Storyline

The violinist Sydney Wells has been blind since she was five years old due to an accident. She submits to a surgery of cornea transplantation to recover her vision, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she's having strange visions. With the support of Dr. Paul Faulkner, Sidney finds who the donor of her eyes and begins a journey to find out the truth behind her visions. Written by Genesis Rojas, Caracas, Venezuela.

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How Can You Believe Your Eyes When They're Not Yours? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence/terror and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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The science that is depicted in the film, cellular memory, is in fact a real possible phenomena that is said to occur to organ transplant patients who inherit some form of memory or trait from their donor such as their personal interests, likes, or dislikes. It is theorized that this occurs due to humans having some form of psychic abilities to an extent. See more »

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When Sydney gets out of the shower and is in the room with her sister, Sydney says "I need to find out who she is" and then her sister replies with "Who?" but her mouth is saying something else. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Teen on Skateboard: Oh, shit. Thanks. I didn't see that.
Sydney Wells: Neither did I.
Sydney Wells: [voice-over while Sydney walks in the street and settles in a café] People say seeing is believing, but for me, that's not entirely true. I lost my sight when I was five years old. Those memories of what I have seen have faded so much that I doubt I'd even recognize myself anymore. Now I see using my other senses. I can smell the rain before it drops, but I can't watch it fall. I can feel the sun on my face, but I can't see it rise ...
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Eyes Wide Open
Written by Olivia Broadfield
Performed by Olivia Broadfield and Josh Crocker
Courtesy of Olivia Broadfield
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Not as bad as people make it sound
13 April 2008 | by robertallenandersonjrSee all my reviews

The Eye was not a great movie but it's not horrible either. It was about an average movie. I was not expecting a lot going into seeing this movie. If you are expecting a lot going into this movie it will not be good but if your just looking to see a movie and thinking its going to be good you might actually like it. Pretty much the whole entire beginning and almost all of the middle was boring and just had very sudden scenes that would get you to jump out of your seat. The rest of the movie was when it started to kick up and get good. Jessica Alba finally started to find out what she had to do and what was going on with her and people around her. Thats when the action started and it had you on the edge of your seat. For the most part it was pretty slow moving and boring but then it kicked up it was good. If the first hour of the movie was like the end it would have of been an excellent movie. So if your looking for a pretty scary movie with lots of things that pop out at you go see this. The story was actually pretty good as well. The fact that it made you wait to find out why she became blind was well done. The acting job Jessica Alba did was good as well. The visual effects for this movie were also awesome.


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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,425,776, 3 February 2008

Gross USA:

$31,418,697

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,010,320
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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