Sunday, March 28, 2010

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky (hopefully he is distantly related to the Aronsons)
Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly

This movie has been at the top of my to-watch list for a long time. Everyone is always like, "OMG you haven't seen it?! It's one of my favorites and you'll want to kill yourself afterward!" I do generally like movies that make me suicidal, but I think this one was a little bit of a let down for me. Only because people made it sound SO depressing...don't get me wrong, it was really depressing. More than depressing, it was really stressful for me. It reminded me of what feeling cracked out on Adderall feels like, and also made me contemplate how thin I could be if I told a few adderall a day. Don't worry, I'm not going to do it...but oh, my room would be so clean and I'd be so productive. And I'd probably die from a heart attack, but that's beside the matter.

The Ellen Burstyn plot is a lot better than the Jared Leto/Jennifer Connelly plot, in my opinion. Although, sometimes it felt a bit "Long Day's Journey Into Night." A little OBVIOUS, if you know what I mean. But Aronofsky's got some amazing tricks up his sleeve when it comes to creative shots and editing and cool close-ups. He's pretty technically genius. And I love The Fountain. I'll have to see Pi now, I guess.

Oh yeah, and go Clint Mansell! Awesome score, I understand why everyone uses it for EVERYTHING.



  1. I think I would've liked this movie better if I hadn't found it so depressing. Pi is interesting. I found it sort of hard to follow. I'm not entirely sure what actually happens in it.

  2. Ooo, I usually like it when I don't know what the hell is going on.