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This is a little unrelated...but all of you people should go see the movie "Requiem for a Dream"...amazing movie. It's by the director who did "Pi". Very stylized, with camera tricks a plenty. Also the most intense emotional experience I've had in a while...it's only playing in select cities, but look for it!
-- Agent 1137 (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 2000
I just read an article about this movie, and I did want to see it based on the article, but I can't remember where I read it.
-- Barb e (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), December 10, 2000.
Requiem For a Dream is an amazing movie. Another must see, especially for the Flux fan is "CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON" Action and intelligence is it possable? Oh my god!!!! you must see this movie if you have to beg cheat or steal (I had to) Ang Lee is my new favorite live action director!!!!!
-- Wuhu zang long (email@example.com), December 16, 2000.
I finally got around to seeing this one. I really liked it but, um, I'm not sure about the ending. It was a bit too bleak for my tastes. I know that sounds really asanine, but allow me to explain. You know how different parts of the movie are divided into seasons? What I was really expecting to see, and what I would like to have seen, was a possibility of spring. Certainly not a garrantee that it would come, but just a sign that it was possible to get out of the winter. When the woman at the end was watching TV (or maybe just dreaming about TV, I'm not sure) if she had been, say, watching a TV set and decided to turn it off, that would have been a really hopeful sign. But she just falls back into dreaming about being on TV. That was pretty depressing.
Maybe I'm just too much of an optimist.
-- Frostbite a.k.a. Frosty the Snow Chick (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 30, 2001.
I thought R.F.A.D. was only mediocre. Aside from the story about the old woman it wasn't too innovative or intresting, the acting was solid too. The directing style was cool in some bits but annoying in others. It jumped from plot to plot too quickly and ofteern for no purpose. The ending was bleak but predictable prison, disease, prostitution, insanity it was the whole gammut of loser junkie endings that I've seen in every other quasi-sympathetic druggie related movie.
-- Damian K. (Bdbfox@stupid.com), July 03, 2001.