30 August 2010
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Anybody wanna waste some time?
So basically: A junkie and his junkie girlfriend try and make something of themselves, but fail. Also, the junkie's mother gets a phone call telling her she will be on T.V. and she tries to fit into a beautiful red dress, even going on diet pills that happen to be speed.
This is the only movie on the list I was srsly considering turning off. Like, my finger was right on the stop button. There are others that I wanted to turn off, but I watched them anyway. Yeah, I didn't turn this one off either, but I really wanted to. I hated this film the first time and this time there was a glimmer of hope that maybe I just had a bad experience - many of my friends love this movie, so the glimmer came from that (many of my friends also like Donnie Darko ... I need cooler friends). Nope. Within 5 minutes I remembered how bad this movie is. The script is boring, the actors are all average (homg, nekkid Jennifer Connelly!), and the story isn't very original. That really is a risk with any story about junkies, though, I find. They whine, they have dreams, they don't achieve these incredible, inspiring dreams - due to their addiction - and they fail even harder. Repeat. If you want a truly amazing junkie movie, watch Trainspotting. I think the reason it's better is because it isn't about junkies trying to make it in the world and achieving some far-fetched dreams.
Fuck Darren Aronofsky and this crappy movie. It doesn't deserve to be on the list, least of all this high on it.
Ziggi seal of disapproval!