2000   USA Requiem for a Dream
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Director:Darren Aronofsky
Writer:Hubert Selby Jr.
IMDb Rating:8.5 (232,038 votes)
Awards:Nominated for Oscar. Another 20 wins & 34 nominations
Duration:102 min
Darren Aronofsky  ...  (Director)
Hubert Selby Jr.  ...  (Writer)
Ellen Burstyn  ...  Sara Goldfarb
Jared Leto  ...  Harry Goldfarb
Jennifer Connelly  ...  Marion Silver
Marlon Wayans  ...  Tyrone C. Love
Christopher McDonald  ...  Tappy Tibbons
Louise Lasser  ...  Ada
Marcia Jean Kurtz  ...  Rae
Janet Sarno  ...  Mrs. Pearlman
Suzanne Shepherd  ...  Mrs. Scarlini
Joanne Gordon  ...  Mrs. Ovadia
Charlotte Aronofsky  ...  Mrs. Miles
Mark Margolis  ...  Mr. Rabinowitz
Michael Kaycheck  ...  Donut Cop (as Mike Kaycheck)
Jack O'Connell  ...  Corn Dog Stand Boss
Chas Mastin  ...  Lyle Russel
Matthew Libatique  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: From the director of [Pi].

This is a difficult film dealing with addiction ... on many different levels to many different things. Jennifer Connelly is beautiful all torn up. Ellen Burstyn is beautiful as she lets herself become so ugly. The film is really about her. Very creative camera work and editing add to the sense of dread, as do fine performances all around.

Summary: 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.

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