Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Requiem For A Dream

This is one of the most powerful movies I have ever had the pleasure of watching (experiencing?). It's the story of four people and the dramatic effect that drug have on them.

The standout performance is by Ellen Bernstein, who plays a mother of a drug addict, who herself becomes addicted to weight loss drugs, and the thought of being on TV. The obsession with a TV gameshow leads her down a path that leads her to mental instability.

The whole of the movie is greater than the sum of its parts. The cinematography, music and performances result in an enthralling experience. Props go to Darren Arrenovsky, for his masterful direction, skillfully using all the tools that cinema has to offer


  1. Ellen Burstyn <- purist in me has to correct you

  2. Correction gratefully received :)