Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Jared Leto (Harry), Ellen Burstyn (Sara Goldfarb), Jennifer Connelly (Marion), Marlon Wayans (Tyrone), Christopher McDonald (TV guy)
Country: USA, Effed Up American Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:41:21
Genres: Drugs, Family

Plot – Spoilers:
Harry loves his mom Sara. Especially when he’s pawning her tv set to fund his drug habits. He’s also in love with Marion, fellow junkie and the disconnected daughter of a wealthy businessman.

Marion’s allowance from her father is controlled by a therapist, whom she fucks when desperate for cash. Harry meanwhile has grand plans of being a successful seller with buddy Tyrone, whose connections seem promising.

Sara sits at home alone most of the time, addicted to a game show that glorifies winners and weight-loss. When she receives an invitation to be a part of the show, she gets obsessed with losing weight to fit into her favorite red dress.

And then life spirals for all four of them, with the spiral of Harry’s world running parallel to his mother’s more socially acceptable addiction.

21 thoughts on “Requiem for a Dream (2000)

  • May 27, 2021 at 11:40 am
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    This is one of my favorites…. Thank you!!!

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  • May 27, 2021 at 7:03 pm
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    one of the best movies ever made, Jennifer Connelly is one hot, H O T cunt x3

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  • May 28, 2021 at 12:48 am
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    You know, I’ve gotta say, I find the background music in this move extremely haunting. Also, if you’ve ever wondered where Boz Skag got his name… lol

    ADMIN: Thanks again for loading this one. I also learned a thing or two about “Philosophy of the Knife” and “Laboratory of the Devil”…. like they’re one in the same.

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  • May 28, 2021 at 1:43 am
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    If you’re ever feeling too happy and feel like you need to add some misery to make your life complete, this one is a masterpiece.

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  • May 29, 2021 at 6:43 am
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    This movie stuck with me longer and hit harder than any movie I’ve seen. The score is terrifying as has already been said, and the bad outcomes are very realistic.

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  • May 30, 2021 at 12:45 am
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    guess I’m gonna go cry now. If you ever feel like trying heroin – watch this movie first.

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  • June 3, 2021 at 7:01 pm
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    It feels like an episode of blackmirror

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  • June 4, 2021 at 7:49 am
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    One of the greatest films of all times… It has all elements of a tragic story.

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  • June 4, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    This will not make me popular, but I think this movie is overrated. Of course, it is well-made, the soundtrack by Clint Mansell is wonderful, and Ellen Burstyn’s acting is just incredible. But, in the end, it is just a somewhat mediocre tearjerker: a film that shows in a trivial way how drug addiction may ruin lives. The sad thing in this movie, of course, is the poor old lady who merely wanted something that would make losing weight a little easier for her, and became addicted because of an ‘unethical’ doctor. This seems to me, but I really do not know, a problem typical to the US, associated with that country’s health care system. But, I do not feel sorry for the two young boys. They knew perfectly well what they were getting into. The girl is a somewhat different matter: it is sad, and disgusting, that there are men out there who feel pleasure in sexually harassing women. (To clarify my reaction further: long ago, when I was a student, we shared an apartment building with a drugs dealer. On a daily basis, I saw kids of my age visit this dealer, many of them like zombies, empty eyes and with no voice left. Since that time, marihuana was enough for me. And I also know very well that it is easy to become addicted, I have had to fight alcohol addiction all my life, and never won. But coming back to the movie: all of us have been warned, over and over again, about various forms of drug addiction, so do not become too sentimental about a movie like this.)

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    • June 5, 2021 at 7:52 am
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      You knew perfectly well what you were getting into with drink. How’s todays hangover going?

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    • June 5, 2021 at 8:02 am
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      Actually.. I would argue that young folks don’t know perfectly well what they are getting into… (More like kinda maybe know what they are getting into… kinda maybe) They’ve heard things here and there.. heard it can be dangerous.. heard addiction can happen.. but really.. it’s far from knowing PERFECTLY well.

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      • June 5, 2021 at 10:40 am
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        Thanks, antinatalpist, doing well today; most of the days actually, but the demon is always looking for me. You know, I started smoking and drinking at a young age, and in those days there was not much attention to the consequences. But nowadays, with the internet and all the social media? I find it very hard to believe that young people do not know what might await them if they get into hard drugs. But, do not get me wrong, if it gets out of hand I feel sorry for them, and hey should be helped, of course! All this said, I cannot help it viewing the movie as not more than a well-made tearjerker, a kind of hard drugs education vehicle.

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  • August 21, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    Good movie ,and the background music its a classic for sure

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  • August 22, 2021 at 8:45 am
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    Best choice to watch while in quarantine

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  • August 23, 2021 at 4:16 am
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    How did it take me until 2021 to watch this? One of the best movies I have ever seen!

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