|requiem for a dream
||[May. 25th, 2005|12:11 am]
|||||bright eyes - something vague||]|
Well for the last several days, everybody i know has been asked the question:
"have you seen requiem for a dream?"
i got a lot of nos. I invited everybody to see this movie. The movie is quite fantastic. It has got phenomanal acting, a superb storyline, the cinematography is beautiful, and it has got a stellar soundtrack to boot. This movie has got one flaw....it is a bit...graphic. While the majority of the movie is just fine, there are several scenes that i would feel very uncomfortable watching with even the closest of friends. If anybody who reads this wishes to watch the movie, be advised to screen it in advance, particularily the third 4th act.
The movie begins with Harry, a young, handsome, addict, stealing his mothers television set so that he can buy drugs. The mother protests, but we later say that she is indirectly funding is habit, she buys the set back from the pawn shop owner each time he trades it for cash. We soon meet his friend (tyrone?) he is a young, black, fellow addict. Harry and tyrone cook up a sceme to make some cash and make it to easy street. Soon after we are introduced to harry's beautifl girlfriend Marrian (sp?). I will admit to falling in love with this character, mugh like clemantine from 'eternal sunshine of a spotless mind'. These three's drug dealing business flourishes, their box for storing cash is soon full, and Harry and Marrian's love grows. Harry's mother, who is conviced that she will soon appear on 'JUICE' a show that she watches religiously, gets addicted to diet pills. Something she started taking because she wanted to fit into a red dress she wore when harry was a child. A lack of available drugs causes the three to start losing money, in an act of desparation Harry and Tyrone head for florida, to the source of the heroin that they are selling. Marrian is an addict that will do anything to satisfy her cravings. Without money she resorts to trading sex for drugs. her physical appearance changes dramatically and she soon finds herself in a horrifying world where she is nothing but an object, she has betrayed her love for harry, even though his love is still strong.
this is an incomplete review, but i have a short attention span, and besides i am asleep right now and this is all just a dream.
my spelling sux, but i don't care, if you do, you need to leave the internet and never come back again, even better, go hide in a hole and never come out again. Unless your russian ;-)