Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

R Drama 1h 42mins

From the director of [Pi]

Overview

Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) is a retired widow, living in a small apartment. She spends most of her time watching TV, especially a particular self-help show. She has delusions of rising above her current dull existence by being a guest on that show. Her son, Harry (Jared Leto) is a junkie but along with his friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) has visions of making it big by becoming a drug dealer. Harry's girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) could be fashion designer or artist but is swept along in Harry's drug-centric world. Meanwhile Sara has developed an addiction of her own. She desperately wants to lose weight and so goes on a crash course involving popping pills, pills which turn out to be very addictive and harmful to her mental state.

Directors

Darren Aronofsky

Stars

Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Writers

Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky

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