Requiem For A Dream

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: November 3, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 4.68
based on 289 votes and 11 reviews
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Cast: Christopher McDonald, Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans


Twin stories about different kinds of addiction: A young man (Leto) who along with his best friend (Wayans) and girlfriend is addicted to herion, dreams of transcending his life of hustling and owning a store in New York City, while his mother (Burstyn), depressed and obsessed by television and diet pills envisions her chance to shine again on a game show.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Studio: Artisan Entertainment
Producer(s): Eric Watson, Palmer West
Screenplay: Darren Aronofsky
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  • 5 stars "Absolutely devastating and powerful. A truly unforgettable and brilliant film about addiction and the desperation for things that are beyond reach. The last 20 minutes of the film is are some of the disturbing and harrowing moments in film history."