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One man. One love. One destiny. One thousand years . . . Hugh Jackman (Van Helsing, X-Men films) anchors acclaimed visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky's (Requiem for a Dream, Pi) epic sci-fi adventure chronicling a man's thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz--The Constant Gardener). Searching for the secrets of eternal life, he embarks on three parallel quests, in three lives, in three millennia, to unlock the mysteries of life that have consumed him for centuries.]]>
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Here is the caveat: you need not be "educated" in film to understand this work . . . you need not be a Ph.D. holder to enjoy its majesty . . . you need not have any background in Early Colonialism to follow Aronofsky's thoughts . . . but you do need to be patient. You need to prepare yourself for a visual experience that rivals Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. You need to surrender yourself to Aronofsky's vision. His non-linear approach may initially confuse the viewer . . . his metaphors may initially frustrate . . . . his repetition may initially annoy . . . but try to understand these aspects as essential to the film's glory. Trust Aronofsky to guide you through the film . . . the more you resist his approach, the less you will be inclined to enjoy it.
Some label this film a "tear-jerker" . . . this is a terrible misnomer. Aronofsky's work did not steal one tear from my companion or me. This is not as much a work about two people, but is allegorical. So, if you are concerned that this film is a "romance," you can dismiss those fears entirely.
This film is similar to neither Requiem nor Pi . . . that is Aronofsky's genius. He is gifted with uncommon range. Moreover, this is not the Hugh Jackman with which many are acquainted . . . his acting is sensitive to detail and strikingly stark. Rachel Weisz enthusiasts may be equally surprised . . . but hopefully in positive manner.
Here is the bottom line: this is neither X-Men nor The Mummy, it is neither Pi nor Requiem . . .Read more ›
Don't expect Requiem for a Dream. Don't expect a "thrill ride". Just watch it when you have the time/headspace to devote to it, and you'll feel something, one way or the other.
*The soundtrack, by the way, is nearly as beautiful as the film itself. Definitely to be checked out.
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There are a lot of unanswered questions with regard to the plot. I don't understand how passing the "barrier" can make everyone feel again. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Mye
My favorite movie, very deep. You will discover new things the first several times you watch it. One of the most beautiful love stories I know of. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Mark Russell
I am still shievering like a 5 years old girl after the movie is finished with joy of watching a nearly perfect beautiful masterpiece. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Hee Chul Kwon
This movie was utter nonsense. Think "What Dreams May Come" on heroine. It made no sense and was somehow still depressingPublished 1 month ago by Mr BG
I loved everything about it. In reality there are scientists trying to cure disease and death. I felt a like a message of reincarnation was there. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Uniqueangel
Parts of the movie were good but overall I would not recommend this movie.Published 1 month ago by C.I.A.
From the first 2/3's of the movie, I thought it was really interesting. But the ending just didn't live up to the rest of the movie. Kind of a waste.....Published 1 month ago by Pattie Sanders
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