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PI: A brilliant mathematician teeters on the brink of insanity as he searches for an elusive numerical code in this critically acclaimed, sci-fi thriller!
Maximilian Cohen (Sean Gullette) is on the verge of the most important discovery of his life. For the past ten years, he has been attempting to decode the numerical pattern beneath the ultimate system of ordererd chaos - the stock market. As Max verges on a solution, chaos is swallowing the world around him. Pursued by an aggressive Wall Street firm set on financial dominance and a Kaballah sect intent on unlocking the secrets behind their ancient holy texts, Max races to crack the code, hoping to defy the madness that looms before him. Instead, he uncovers a seccret for which everyone is willing to kill.
Patterns exist everywhere: in nature, in science, in religion, in business. Max Cohen (played hauntingly by Sean Gullette) is a mathematician searching for these patterns in everything. Yet, he's not the only one, and everyone from Wall Street investors, looking to break the market, to Hasidic Jews, searching for the 216-digit number that reveals the true name of God, are trying to get their hands on Max. This dark, low-budget film was shot in black and white by director Darren Aronofsky. With eerie music, voice-overs, and overt symbolism enhancing the somber mood, Aronofsky has created a disturbing look at the world. Max is deeply paranoid, holed up in his apartment with his computer Euclid, obsessively studying chaos theory. Blinding headaches and hallucinogenic visions only feed his paranoia as he attempts to remain aloof from the world, venturing out only to meet his mentor, Sol Robeson (Mark Margolis), who for some mysterious reason feels Max should take a break from his research. This movie is complex--occasionally too complex--but the psychological drama and the loose sci-fi elements make this a worthwhile, albeit consuming, watch. Pi won the Director's Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. --Jenny Brown
Requiem for a Dream is one of my all-time favorites, which inspired me to watch Pi, which is now another one of my favorites. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eva Criswell
Requiem for a Dream is now a classic cult movie and I enjoyed that. Pi was just okay, but I didn't buy it for Pi so I'm happy with the purchase. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Eloisa Chavez
Two really good movies. Its Darren Arrenovsky, so it's expected.Published 11 months ago by Juan Cedillo
THE WEIRDEST MOVIE!!! the only thing I could associate with was the mom's strong strong desire to lose weight at any and all cost.Published 12 months ago by Adrienne M. Tain
I currently don't have a DVD player, even the one on my computer is on the outs, and I don't have a tv yet. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Anne-Morris Cullum
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Amazon claims in the item description that this is the R rated edited version of the film: "<i>Rating R. Rated R for intense depiction of ... (edited version)</i>"
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