(Original post by creamcrackered)
Can I be a member now?
I've been hoping you realise I know a thing or two about films with post on this thread and on others.
A review, I suppose you'd like a good one.
Okay so I'll something obscure that only true film people will know about and be able to appreciate.
I pick: Requiem for a Dream
Everybody I know says they have not heard of this film. It is a rare beauty apparently that everyone is neglectful about. I managed to snag the last copy left on the shlef in HMV and I am happy. So very happy as I know I am blessed with an amazingly brilliant film.
Directed by the Darren Aranofsky, the acclaimed director of Pi. It tells the harrowing story of four people who all have deep visions of happiness, and they will apparently do anything to get there.
Sarah Goldfarb (Played by Ellen Burstyn) is an old, lonely widow who now her son has flown the coop has nothing left to hope for, and no reson to live. So she decides to make herself a goal, make herself a dream, a vision of happiness that she can hold onto for salvation. As she tries desperately to get on her favorite TV show, she realises she must diet so she can fit into her red dress and complete her vison her dream, but she decides to take to diet pills, and they control her life and turn her into a paranoid wreck.
Harry Goldfarb (played by Fight Club's very own Jared Leto to great effect) is Sarah's son who has left home and become a drug addict and dealer on the streets. With his girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) and his best Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) alongside him the three hunt down their vision of bliss, to make enouhg money from drug dealing that they can retire in the sun and live out a happy life.
The build up of success and happiness however only last through the summer, and then as the appropriate americanism would have it, comes FALL. And they fall deep into a gut-wrenching spiral of disaster. They hang onto their dreams so hard they don't realise they head for doom, and as winter comes they realise their fate, but t's too late.
All four end in sadness.
Sarah is sent to the nuthouse.
Harry has his arm amputated due to stubbornly injecting in the same spot to much.
Tyrone ends up in jail for taking his friend to the hospital, and therefore letting the cops and doctors know they are illegal drug shooters.
Marion ends up as a hooker for some black pimp called Big Tim.
And they are left in their agony, their hopes smashed, their visions of happiness gone, and it ultimately shows the price of their hopes, and shows that from then on they can only muster the ill-fated smile for their Requiem for a dream.
It is well performed, and encompasses some of the best directed scenes ever, backed up by a perfect soundtrack and incorporating the most perfect of moods. I suggest if you haven't seen it, watch it, buy it, treasure it. And if you are one of those who like my friends have never heard of it, remember it and please take due care when watching it for the first time, because the first time is the best. It will truely knock you for six...
Rating = 9.5/10
How's that for a review.
Give me your opinions on the film if you wish.
But then please let me be a member. please.