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Requiem for a Dream

2000 . Crime, Drama, Thriller . 1h 42m

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Everyone

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About the movie

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The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.

Actors:

Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald

Director:

Darren Aronofsky

Rated:

R

Writer:

Hubert Selby Jr. (based on the book by), Hubert Selby Jr. (screenplay), Darren Aronofsky (screenplay)

Language:

English

Release:

06 Oct 2000

Reviews

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Caroline Lasorsa image

3 weeks ago

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If you want to keep your kids off drugs, this is the movie to show them. Heck, one could argue that it should be shown in schools. There would be absolute outrage from the parents, and some of the administration would be fired, but you can’t say it wouldn’t be effective

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Andrei Pacuraru

1 month ago

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I've always seen this film as a more stylised companion piece to Trainspotting. Due to the way it either sensationalises or overdramatises the Heroin lifestyle it always felt like a look from the outside instead of a look from within.

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Eve Robertshaw

1 month ago

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this movie is truly one of the most disturbing films i’ve ever watched. it demonstrates how drugs can grip hold of someone’s life, and the different attitudes toward different drugs (and how pharmaceuticals are seen as acceptable). not only this, but it also shows attitudes toward addicts during the time it was shot, and how health care and hospitals treated them.

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Dylan Watson

1 month ago

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This movie is really hard to watch at times highlighting the horror of substance abuse both for recreational use and prescriptional. Really tragic story which proves to have no happy ending as the highs are eventually outweighed by the lows Strong performances from Jared Leto and most of the cast. This movie is really intense at times as a result of the fast paced special effects and with most addiction movies turns sour. Good movie. Solid watch despite a hard one. 7/10

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Kathryn Blickenstaff

2 months ago

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Very sad but it shows the true horrors of drug use. I wouldn’t rewatch it just because of how harshly real it was.

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Henry Lewington

2 months ago

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Most disturbing film I have ever watched

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Jamie Bendy image

3 months ago

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A scathing critique of the pursuit of happiness by means of materialism, this film offers a highly uncomfortable look at four people, each with their own ideas of what will make them happy. The results are nightmarish and are presented in a brilliantly unique way through Aronofsky's direction, coupled perfectly with Jay Rabinowitz's editing and some truly powerhouse performances from the principal cast. Not for the squeamish.

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Rohit Kumar

3 months ago

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I regret watching this movie

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Bea Bradsell

8 months ago

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A hard watch showing the consequences of addiction. I love that it also looks at the dangers of ‘acceptable’ drugs like diet pills.

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Brian Patrick Blouin

12 months ago

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This one was out there. Not one of favs

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Daniel makogon

1 year ago

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not only drugs but emotions!

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Ada Donnelly

1 year ago

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Fav movie

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