12 days of not-so-Christmassy Christmas movies: ‘Eyes Wide Shut’

“Eyes Wide Shut” (1999) – Christmas in New York City brings images of Rockefeller Center, ice skating and shopping on 5th Avenue.  Stanley Kubrick’s last film takes place at Christmastime, but this “holiday story” explores infidelity, visceral temptations, frank conversations between spouses, and sexual masquerade parties where mistletoe is not required.

Not the “exactly” same.

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were married in real life at the time, as they play a couple questioning their relationship during the most wonderful time of the year.   Just wondering how much will they leave each other under the tree….

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Image credits: Warner Bros. ; Trailer credits: Stanley Kubrick

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