Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Madison Eginton, Jackie Sawiris
Stanley Kubrick (Director), Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay), Frederic Raphael (Screenplay)
Release: Jul. 16th, 1999
Runtime: 2 hours, 39 minutes
After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.
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Kubrick's films almost always have multiple layers that can be explored and this is definitely that kind of film.
Knowing that the film was (as with most of Kubrick's output) actually filmed in Britain makes his recreation of downtown New York stand out as an uncannily detailed one, with there being just enough changes to make it feel like the somewhat surreal dream reality that it may or may not be intended to be (though interpreting it as a dream sounds kind of boring).