Requiem for a Dream (RR) (2000)

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writer/s: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, and more.

Requested by an unknown requestor

The Intro:
I was asked via email to tackle an Aronofsky work. Which, if you know of his films, you know are a trip in the lightest of explanations. I had heard of “Requiem for a Dream” prior to the request and viewing. I knew it was going to be a ride, but, uh… Yeah, I still was not prepared enough. Let us just get to it already.

IMDB Summary:
“The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.”

The Oberrating:
I am honestly at a loss for words. I am typing this review up not ten minutes after I have finished my viewing. This movie’s genre should be “nightmare”, and that is quite possibly the best way for me to review this. An absolute f*&%ing nightmare.

The performances are perfect. I do not think I could critique them if I tried. Personally, I think Ellen Burstyn is flawless. Her performance is chilling, terrifying, and absolutely devastating.
Leto, Connelly, and Wayans are superb. All four are boiled down to devastating perfection.

The Wrap-Up:
Again, what is there for me to critique? “Oh, they didn’t do ass to ass right.” “Oh, they injected a needle wrong.” “Oh, it was shot wrong.” Like, what the f*&%? One of the most devastating and depressing films I have seen, yet it was absolutely perfect. It most definitely left a mark on my brain, and it will never leave.

Rating: 5/5


Editor: Erica McNatt

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