Requiem for a Dream

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The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.

  1. Hubert Selby Jr.

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Darren Aronofsky

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ellen Burstyn

    Ellen Burstyn

    Sara Goldfarb

  2. Jared Leto

    Jared Leto

    Harry Goldfarb

  3. Jennifer Connelly

    Jennifer Connelly

    Marion Silver

  4. Marlon Wayans

    Marlon Wayans

    Tyrone C. Love

  5. Christopher McDonald

    Christopher McDonald

    Tappy Tibbons

  6. Louise Lasser

    Louise Lasser


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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget $4,500,000.00

Revenue $7,390,108.00


Release Information

  • October 27, 2000
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Shattering expose of the fallible human condition.

What to say about Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream that hasn't been said already? Without doubt it's a film, that in spite of its high standing on the main movie sites, polarises opinions. It's a film that in simple terms follows four people through their addictions until the shattering denouement, but the journey is made more bleak by offering tantalising snatches of hope, the dreams of the protags offered up as some sort of goals for the addicts to cling on to - only for the narrative to stick in its rusty serrated blade to draw the... read the rest.

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