• Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Requiem for a Dream

Release Date: October 27th, 2000

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2001

R |1 hr 41 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

Production Co: Industry Entertainment, Protozoa Pictures, Requiem for a Dream LLC, Thousand Words, Truth and Soul Pictures, Artisan Entertainment, Sibling Productions, Bandeira Entertainment

Distributors: Artisan Entertainment

Keywords: Friend, Dark, Police officer, Fall, 2000s, New York City, Temptation, Hospital, Gritty, Murder

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Bob GrahamSan 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 RyanPhiladelphia 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

  • 49
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Never the heart-wrenching emotional experience it seems intended to be. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role