Requiem for a Dream (2000) [English (MPEG Layer III, 127 kBit/s, 44 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Drama
Length: 1h 42m 0s
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Plot outline: Drugs. They consume mind, body and soul. Once you're hooked, you're hooked. Four lives. Four addicts. Four failures. Doing their best to succeed in the world, but failing miserably, four people get hooked on various drugs. Despite their aspirations of greatness, they succumb to their addictions. Watching the addicts spiral out of control, we bear witness to the dirtiest, ugliest portions of the underworld addicts reside in. It is shocking and eye-opening but demands to be seen by both addicts and non-addicts alike. Summary written by Jeff Mellinger {} A film paralleling the lives of Sara Goldfarb, a lonely, TV obsessed widow, and her son Harry, his girlfriend Marion, and his drug dealer friend Tyrone. After learning that she will make an appearance on a TV game show, Sara tries to lose weight so that she can fit into her prized red dress, and becomes hooked on diet pills. Meanwhile, Harry and his friends are taking heroin and cocaine. We then witness the disasterous consequences and the downward spiral their lives take as a result of their addictions. Summary written by richie-29 Pills and heroin offer fulfillment of the dreams of four residents of Brooklyn's Brighton Beach in the shadow of a crumbling Coney Island amusement park. Sara dreams of appearing on television wearing a red dress that's a bit snug. So she starts a diet assisted by uppers. Her son Harry, his girlfriend Marion, and his best friend Tyrone pin their hopes for money on moving up from pushing nickel bags of heroin to buying in bulk. They also deal to support their growing habits. Things are going well: Harry buys his mom a new TV, she's losing weight, she has status among her friends, Tyrone's girlfriend is cool, and the team has money in a shoe box. These dreams are addictive. Summary written by {} The film depicts the lives of four different people living in Brooklyn on their quest for satisfaction in life. It shows the direct and indirect effects that drugs and various addictions have on each of the individuals, and then portrays their downward spirals from the hopes of blossoming dreams into the helpless state of moral and physical decay. Summary written by {}
Comment: This film is absolutely brilliant!! I saw this film today and was simply blown away by it! It is the best film I have seen to date that deals so intimately with the horrific effects of drug addiction on the mind and body. Darren Aronofsky's directing is nothing less than superb throughout the film. The final fifteen minutes or so in the film is fittingly powerful. The collaboration in directing and editing in this climax to the film is astounding and unforgettable. It is certainly intense and wonderfully highlights the film's central theme. The musical score in "Requiem for a Dream" is frighteningly good and certainly one of the strongest points of the film. The cast were all excellent. However, it was Ellen Burstyn's mind blowing performance that stole the show. Her portrayal of a woman addicted to weight loss pills is, I believe, one of the most powerful and unforgettable performances in years and it was certainly the best of the year 2000! Anyway, this is one of my favourite movies of the year. A definite 10/10.
IMDB Rating: 8.5
Country: USA
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Ellen BurstynasSara Goldfarb
Jared LetoasHarry Goldfarb
Jennifer ConnellyasMarion Silver
Marlon WayansasTyrone C. Love