I've discussed Vanilla Sky with a couple other people, and decided that the opinions of others might be interesting. Beware of spoilers. For those who have seen the movie, do you think this is a story about a vain playboy getting what he deserved and redeeming himself, or about the rich pretty boy who gets everything he wants? I feel that Vanilla Sky is ultimately about the main character's journey of self discovery, him learning how to accept change (by abandoning his perfect love in his Lucid Dream), and overcoming fears (jumping off a building to exit his dream while he is afraid of heights). However, it's been pointed out to me that he only abandoned his dream when he finds out that his mutilated face can be repaired, which would lead me to believe that if he had to remain appearing ugly, he wouldn't have wanted to wake up. This is a major strike against my opinion of the film. Also, on a lighter level, does Vanilla Sky pander to audiences by having (as cbjedi called it) a James Bond Villain scene where all the mysteries of the film are laid out before the viewer and not leaving much up to interpretation? I, personally, feel that this scene does take some of the fun out of Vanilla Sky, but it isn't a major issue in the movie. What does everyone else think about these issues?