Stanley Kubrick's last film isn't a seamless masterpiece on the order of 2001 or DR. STRANGELOVE, but it's no old man's folly either. Adapted from Arthur Schitzler's haunting, 1926 novella Traumnovelle
, it's updated to modern New York but otherwise
extremely faithful until it takes an ill-advised turn into paranoid thriller territory. Dr. Bill Harford and his wife Alice (Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman), happily married for nine years, attend a Christmas party and wind up flirting with other guests. Their unconsummated brushes with infidelity lead
to a marijuana-fueled fight at home, during which Alice confesses a sexual fantasy that profoundly unsettles her husba...