A lot of folks didn't get this movie, or at least could not relate to it. But it's not all too difficult a thing to understand. This movie is a great mind-trip, entertaining at that. It is acted well, it is shot well, it has a great blend of real-time action and surrealism and a phenomenal soundtrack. But it all really is quite powerful if you get through its surface. It challenges you to ask yourself what reality is, what happiness is, what the difference between meaning and superficiality is and how your mind truly does control the universe around you. Well I saw all that in it anyhow. And yes, one more time, the soundtrack is phenomenal. I do believe this is one of Cruise's best films. He took the sane-guy gone mad role a little too seriously in life, but here it shines along with a stellar supporting role from Jason Lee. Check it out.