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The Fountain. This is here because the one thing I have most trouble forgiving is disappointment. Darren Aronofsy made Requiem for a Dream which is one of the bleakest films I've
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“Just a beautiful movie - ignore the dreadful Rachel Weisz pathos.”
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Why: One of the most surreal, trippy, and transcendent experiences I've had at the cinema. If you're interested in Eastern philosophy, genetic research, reincarnation, time
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It's been a long, strange trip since Darren Aronofsky last invited viewers into his cinematic world--six years in fact--but THE FOUNTAIN is sure to enchant, beguile, and inspire intense debate among his patient fans. During the frustrating gap since 2000's REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, Aronofsky has struggled to bring THE FOUNTAIN to the screen, principally because leading man Brad Pitt dropped out of the project.

The complex tale is split into three different time periods, beginning in the 16th century, when a conquistador named Tomas (Hugh Jackman) strives to find the Tree of Life. The second part of the story finds Jackman playing a Buddha-like character who zips through outer space and dreams of a woman named Izzi (Rachel Weisz).

And the third part, which consumes most of the film's screen time, is set in the present day and sees Jackman playing a doctor named Tommy, who is married to the terminally-ill Izzi. In this third section Tommy strives to find a cure for Izzi's brain tumor, and makes some progress af...
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