Emotional drama set in Coney Island, New York about the lives and aspirations of four people compromised by drug abuse. Stars Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn and Jared Leto as mother and son.
A story of addiction revolving around four characters hooked on various drugs Sara who dreams of appearing on televsion decides to use diet pills to help her lose weight Her son Harry his girlfriend and his best friend are all addicted to cocaine and herion They aspire to become big time dealers
Average Rating for Requiem For A Dream  - 3 out of 5
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Requiem For A Dream Jordan Crisp
Based on the seventies novel by Hubert Selby Jr (who also co-wrote the screenplay), this adaptation is a hard-hitting twin-narrative of a mother and son on their personal spiral to self-destruction through personal drug use.
I originally saw this movie when it came out and at the time, the editing and soundtrack really added something to the movie, upping the pace of the film and keeping the audience from losing interest in the increasingly disturbing and depressing narrative. Unfortunately when I revisited the film again recently these same techniques seem rather tired and unexceptional. For the first time viewer, this film is captivating and the DVD making of features are in-depth making this DVD a bargain for its price, but if you"re looking for a DVD-gem to watch again and again, this is not the best option out there.
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