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Requiem For a Dream

   23 July 2007, early evening

Jennifer Connolly Playing Marion in Requiem for a Dream

Shima finally watched Requiem For a Dream. I’m not sure if she’s regretting watching it now. It’s a hard movie to forget. It’s easily the best film on addiction out there, and one of the bleakest movies I’ve ever seen. (And I’m all about bleak and depressing films, so that really does mean something.) The film stars Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connolly, and Marlon Wayans. They all do stellar jobs — Wayans included. The plot traces the downward spiral their lives take over the course of a year as they each succumb to their vices. It’s good. I think everyone should watch this film once. You’ll never ever want to do heroin, I guarantee it. I’m not completely sure why I own the film. I’ve seen it way more times then is probably healthy.

The official Requiem For A Dream web site.



  1. I have said for years that instead of all the drug education classes, in high school they should just show this movie. If you watch this movie and you still want to stick a needle in your arm, there’s nothing a teacher can say to you to change that.

    And instead of diversity stuff, they should just show American History X.

  2. I’m glad we didn’t watch this the night your proposed.

  3. Wow. I’m gonna agree with shima on this one. No qualifiers, no jokes. When the girl’s right, she’s right.

  4. I like how you say “even Wayans included”!

  5. It really was a stand out role for him. I don’t think he’s done anything as dramatic since.

  6. Hello indeed a very nice movie one of my favorites some similar very nice ones are “Wings of Desire” “A beautiful mind” and “American Beauty” you should see them you will like them for sure. If you happen to have any others to suggest (bleak and depressing) please post here or contact me via msn: konst-@hotmail.com Thanks!

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