Why to Watch - Requiem For A Dream

If you’ve never seen this film then stop what you’re doing and watch it immediately. Probably the most fucked up film I’ve ever seen and I think I mean that in a good way.



Requiem for a Dream (2000) Drama | 102min | December 15, 2000 (United States) 8.3
Director: Darren AronofskyWriter: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren AronofskyStars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer ConnellySummary: Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) is a retired widow, living in a small apartment. She spends most of her time watching TV, especially a particular self-help show. She has delusions of rising above her current dull existence by being a guest on that show. Her son, Harry (Jared Leto) is a junkie but along with his friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) has visions of making it big by becoming a drug dealer. Harry's girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) could be fashion designer or artist but is swept along in Harry's drug-centric world. Meanwhile Sara has developed an addiction of her own. She desperately wants to lose weight and so goes on a crash course involving popping pills, pills which turn out to be very addictive and harmful to her mental state. —grantss


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