Requiem for a Dream

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Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) is a retired widow, living in a small apartment. She spends most of her time watching TV, especially a particular self-help show. She has delusions of rising above her current dull existence by being a guest on that show. Her son, Harry (Jared Leto) is a junkie but along with his friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) has visions of making it big by becoming a drug dealer. Harry's girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) could be fashion designer or artist but is swept along in Harry's drug-centric world. Meanwhile Sara has developed an addiction of her own. She desperately wants to lose weight and so goes on a crash course involving popping pills, pills which turn out to be very addictive and harmful to her mental state.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writer: Hubert Selby Jr. (based on the book by), Hubert Selby Jr. (screenplay), Darren Aronofsky (screenplay)
Production: N/A
Genre: drama
Year: 2000
MetaScore: 68/100
ImdbRating: 8.3
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 15 Dec 2000
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 69 nominations.

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Sara Goldfarb - Ellen Burstyn
Harry Goldfarb - Jared Leto
Marion Silver - Jennifer Connelly
Tyrone C. Love - Marlon Wayans
Tappy Tibbons - Christopher McDonald
Mrs. Pearlman - Janet Sarno
Mrs. Scarlini - Suzanne Shepherd
Mrs. Ovadia - Joanne Gordon
Mrs. Miles - Charlotte Aronofsky
Mr. Rabinowitz - Mark Margolis
Donut Cop - Michael Kaycheck
Corn Dog Stand Boss - Jack O'Connell
Lyle Russel - Chas Mastin
Mailman - Ajay Naidu
Arnold The Shrink - Sean Gullette
Nurse Mall - Samia Shoaib
Dr. Pill - Peter Maloney
King Neptune - Abraham Abraham
Young Tyrone - Te'ron A. O'Neal
Tyrone's Mother - Denise Dowse
Brody's Henchman Victor - Eddie De Harp
Voice of Jailer (voice) - Scott Franklin
Sal the Geep (as Peter Howard) - Peter Cheyenne
First AD - Brian Costello
Newspaper Man on Train - Abraham Aronofsky
Space Oddity - James Chinlund
Malin & Block Secretary - Olga Merediz
Malin & Block Office Woman - Allison Furman
Paramedic Greenhill - Robert Dylan Cohen
Dr. Spencer - Ben Shenkman
Big Tim - Keith David
Southern Doctor - Dylan Baker
Ward Attendant Seto - Shaun O'Hagan
Ward Attendant Penn - Leland Gantt
Court Doctor - Bill Buell
Prison Guard - Jimmie Ray Weeks
E.R. Doctor - Gregg Bello
ECT Technician - Henry Stram
Big Tim Party Girl - Heather Litteer
Big Tim Party Girl - Jenny Decker
Big Tim Party Girl - Ami Goodheart
Big Tim Party Girl - Nina Zavarin
Uncle Hank - Stanley B. Herman
Party Animal - Scott Bader
Party Animal - Jim Centofanti
Party Animal - Scott Chait
Party Animal - Daniel Clarin
Party Animal - Ben Cohen
Party Animal - Eric Cohen
Party Animal - Brett Feinstein
Party Animal - Ricky Fier
Party Animal - John Getz
Party Animal - Andrew Kessler
Party Animal - Ross Lombardo
Party Animal - Carter Mansbach
Party Animal - Scott Miller
Party Animal - Todd Miller
Party Animal - Joshua Pollack
Party Animal - Craig Rallo
Party Animal - Geordan Reisner
Party Animal - Keith Scandore
Party Animal - David Seltzer
Party Animal - Chris Varvaro
Party Animal - Ricardo Viñas
Party Animal - Chad Weiner
Party Animal - Jesse Weissberger
Party Animal - Greg Weissman
Laughing Guard - Hubert Selby Jr.
Angelic Nurse - Lianna Pai
Malin & Block Executive - Diana Berry
Drug Dealer - John Bryant