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      Requiem for a Dream

      2000, Drama, 1h 41m

      139 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      Though the movie may be too intense for some to stomach, the wonderful performances and the bleak imagery are hard to forget. Read critic reviews

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      Imaginatively evoking the inner landscape of human beings longing to connect, to love and feel loved, the film is a parable of happiness gloriously found and tragically lost. "Requiem for a Dream" tells parallel stories that are linked by the relationship between the lonely, widowed Sara Goldfarb and her sweet but aimless son, Harry. The plump Sara, galvanized by the prospect of appearing on a TV game show, has started on a dangerous diet regimen to beautify herself for a national audience.

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Darren Aronofsky

      • Producer: Eric Watson, Palmer West

      • Writer: Darren Aronofsky, Darren Aronofsky

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $3.6M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Artisan Entertainment

      • Production Co: Thousand Words, Industry Entertainment, Truth and Soul Pictures, Bandera Entertainment, Requiem for a Dream LLC, Artisan Entertainment, Protozoa Pictures, Sibling Productions

      • Sound Mix: Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Surround

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Ellen Burstyn
      Jared Leto
      Marlon Wayans
      Keith David
      Sean Gullette
      Ben Barenholtz
      Beau Flynn
      Stefan Simchowitz
      Randy Simon
      Jonah Smith
      Scott Vogel
      Nick Wechsler
      Clint Mansell
      Matthew Libatique
      Jay Rabinowitz
      James Chinlund
      Judy Rhee
      Ondine Karady
      Laura Jean Shannon

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      • Jan 25, 2021

        "In the end it's all nice." I've put off watching "Requiem for a Dream" for forever given the grim subject matter. A recent re-review by Jeremy Jahns motivated me to finally watch it. And hoo-boy, what a bleak and brutal masterpiece. It's clearly Darron Aronofsky's best and most compelling work. The acting is phenomenal. The editing, cinematography, and filming style is just amazing and innovative. The way he brings to life four different character arcs such that we care about each and everyone of them shows an artist who is a master at his craft. For some reason I didn't have the passionate reaction to this as the many fans/critics that absolutely adore the movie. This may be a generational issue. Trainspotting was more to my personal liking which I think has to do with the soundtrack which for me really elevated it to a more re-watchable film. Trainspotting may have more comedy, but it can get super dark as well (the baby scene). Ultimately, this is clearly a movie classic that will stand the test of time.

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      • Mar 26, 2016

        Requiem for a Dream is dark and grim, yes. But it's an important film that will linger in your memory for years to come. It's frenetic editing and pace is sublime, and has some of the best performances of each actor's career. A true masterpiece.

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      • Oct 08, 2015

        Requiem for a Dream is excellent in terms of acting, directing, score. It is the type of film I'd like to rate as five stars but too many mistakes were made. There were many useless scenes (e.g. ice cream stand with the cop) and the end was far overwrought. Instead the time would have been better spent developing the Tyrone character more. Overall, the work is very talented but also amateurish. Like the culture it portrays, Requiem for a Dream is a mixture of flaws and flashes of brilliance.

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      • Jul 25, 2015

        Aronofsky works his Midas touch.

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