Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a DreamRequiem for a Dream

20001 h 42 min

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.

Title Requiem for a Dream
Director Darren Aronofsky
Release Date 6 October 2000
Runtime 1 h 42 min
Budget $4,500,000
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Movie Rating Masterpiece

My opinion : There is nothing more tragic then the lengths one must go through to follow a seemingly illusionary dream, only to be blindsided by the fact that they were much further from that dream then when they were to begin with. This is Darren Aronovsky’s metaphor, his magnum opus of a film that portrays such characters, who are each addicts of a common universally feared entity; hard, pure drugs. This story starts bleakly, and ends far bleaker then ever, and some would consider this film to be a form of sadism for these characters, or perhaps far too nihilistic, which I mean is not an unfair assessment of the film but I would disagree. There is nothing cynical in this film, it’s reality, the darkest side of the spectrum even, which can be mistaken for being a cynic but it isn’t. The scenes, the effect, the pacing, how structured it is, it’s all genius, it’s one of the highlights of modern cinema and most of all it’s one of the most terrifyingly hard to watch films of our time, but a necessary watch above all else. 96/100