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In a stroke, Holmes had rebooted the Mission: Impossible franchise with a female lead—now she was the one dropping silently on a wire into a room bristling with retinal scanners and motion detectors.
In the first tent-pole role of her career, she had hit all her marks and won the summer.
But as the theater lights came back on, something felt slightly off—the story too scripted; surely it concealed a more complicated human truth.
The enduring, trashy mystique of celebrity super-couples, with their cartoony portmanteaus—Bennifer, Brangelina, Tom Kat—has something to do with 1 1 = 3 fame math, but more to do with category confusion, the blurring of real people into characters and lives into plots.
At the heart of this story, as of all Cruise stories, is the central Cruisean mystery, the conundrum of his thought-policing religion, Scientology, and the degree to which he is in its grip.
There was a certain amount of evidence for the interpretation that Scientology was behind Cruise’s peculiar mania, and that Tom Kat was a puppet show.A prevailing unified field theory of the Cruise-iverse—one that purports to explain everything from his PR meltdown seven years ago to his oddly theatrical relationships to the incessant rumors about his sexuality—is that everything flows out of his wacky religion. Why would a 26-year-old actress with a healthy career—Catholic, no less—fall for someone like that?Cruise’s boyishness and modest stature had always played oddly with the womanly glamour of his previous paramours (Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Cruz); he could seem more like their son than their lover.When it comes to women, he’s an unrelenting star-fucker (the narcissistic apex being his homonymous alliance with Penélope Cruz). Cruise’s marriages offer a new dimension to these self-inventions, an extra frisson, because of the presence of another human being, who would presumably have to be in on the show, whether for the money, or fame, or (apparently unlikeliest) love.Because Cruise, for all his wealth and blinding, dimpled smile, has a whole wagon train of baggage.
The other, peddled by Cruise and Holmes, was a saccharine fairy tale.