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Requiem for a Dream

As powerful an anti-drug statement as it is a drama, director Aronofsky's ('Pi') visually hypnotic film graphically tracks the downward spiral of four Brooklyn residents: heroin addicts and would-be dealers, Jared Leto and Marlon Wayans; Leto's girlfriend, fellow junkie and aspiring fashion designer, Jennifer Connelly; and Ellen Burstyn, Leto's TV-obsessed mother who turns to diet pills when she thinks she's being picked to appear on her favourite show. Based on the novel by Hubert Selby, Jr. ('Last Exit to Brooklyn').

Year: 2000
Genre: Art House Cinema, Drama, Cult Films / After Dark, Paul's Favourites, High Times, Based on..., Sensual or Erotic Films, Best of Post 2000, Amy's Favourites, Alice Members' Top 100, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans, Jennifer Connelly, Ellen Burstyn
Duration: 101 Minutes
Rating: R18 - Contains drug use, sex scenes and offensive language
8.3/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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