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Requiem for a Dream


Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans View All


Darren Aronofsky (Director), Hubert Selby Jr. (Screenplay), Darren Aronofsky (Screenplay) View All

Released: Oct. 27th, 2000
Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes
The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
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In Requiem for a Dream, Aronofsky uses these extremely effectively, brilliantly portraying the effects of both drug addiction and the larger societal abuses inflicted upon the characters.
The war against drugs, of which we are fighting a losing battle, was effectively brought to the screen in 2000 in Traffic but the reason we are fighting this battle, the horrors of drug addiction itself and what it can bring you to, was the focus of another winner from 2000 called Requiem for a Dream, a bone-chilling look at the horror of drug addiction and the virus that the business behind it has become.