in about 100 words or less
UK 159m, Colour
Director: Stanley Kubrick; Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Marie Richardson, Todd Field
A psycho-sexual thriller dealing with jealousy and obsession, Eyes Wide Shut provides an intimate window into the lives of a husband and wife whose relationship becomes increasingly strained when she reveals a dream about an affair that she never acted upon. Strangely distraught, the husband goes to great lengths looking for an encounter of his own. Beautifully lit and photographed, Kubrick also builds a great deal of suspense, and plenty of paranoia, despite the fact that much of the story’s promise is left largely unfulfilled (Klaus Ming May 2014).