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1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Imaginatively evoking the inner landscape of human beings longing to connect, to love and feel loved, the film is a parable of happiness gloriously found and tragically lost. "Requiem for a Dream" tells parallel stories that are linked by the relationship between the lonely, widowed Sara Goldfarb and her sweet but aimless son, Harry. The plump Sara, galvanized by the prospect of appearing on a TV game show, has started on a dangerous diet regimen to beautify herself for a national audience.

Cast: Ellen Burstyn , Jared Leto , Jennifer Connelly , Marlon Wayans , Christopher McDonald , Louise Lasser , Keith David , Sean Gullette

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Genres: Drama

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Release Date: January 1st, 2000|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    No one interested in the power and magic of movies should miss it. show more

  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    He (Aronofsky) has put together a phantasmagoria of self-destructive obsession that is so visually astounding it becomes its own saving grace. Otherwise, we might not be able to bear it. show more

  • 100
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Aronofsky has fashioned a chilling vision that lives up to the caustic irony of its title and gives us a nightmare that is not lightly forgotten. show more

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