Directed by Darren Aronofsky, unrated, 102 minutes
Requiem for a Dream is an emotionally powerful, visually amazing, truly disturbing but honest look at drug addiction. The film is about the lives of four addicts whose lives are destroyed by their drug of choice. The film relies on its incredibly real characters, who are aptly portrayed by Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans and most impressively by Ellyn Burstyn who gives a heartbreaking performance. The music is tremendously beautiful and Darren Aronofsky's direction is simply stunning. This is genuinely one of the most visually impressive films you'll ever see. Requiem for a Dream is a bold film that doesn't sugarcoat reality, it takes you deep into the world of addiction, and the outlook is bleak. You'll like it if: You like movies about drugs, dark movies, depressing movies, Trainspotting or Pi.