Don’t read this if you’re planning on watching Vanilla Sky

I’ve been thinking about this a lot and I have a question. At the end, it turns out that he was frozen, awaiting the time when he could be unfrozen and medicine will have progressed far enough to fix his face, and in that time he was having the Lucid Dream treatment. This meant he thought he was living but really he was dreaming and he could choose how the dream went, although he didn’t realise he could do that. I know, it’s crazy, I didn’t really get it either.

But my question is this: To be frozen in the first place, he took a bunch of pills, died and got zipped up in a body bag and taken away by the Lucid Dream company. So, when it comes to the time that he can finally be fixed, and they unfreeze him… won’t he still be dead? I’m not sure that any medicines present or future are going to be able to undo an overdose.