Three stories – one each from the past, present, and future – about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that’s wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed. —IMDb
Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film, “Supermarket Sweep”, starring Sean Gullette, which went on to becoming a National Student Academy Award finalist. Aronofsky didn’t make a feature film until five years later, in February 1996, where he began creating the concept for Pi (1998). After Darren’s script for Pi (1998) received great reactions from friends, he began production. The film re-teamed Aronofsky with Gullette, who played the lead. This went on to further successes, such as Requiem for a Dream (2000) and, most recently, the American remake of the Japanese film series “Lone Wolf and Cub” (1973). —IMDb
There are movies that connect with their audience in a way that cannot be put into words. It's very personal, very intimate and few good movies can do that. 'The Fountain' is one of those few movies that grips my insides every time I watch it and doesn't let go for a very long time. I know there are flaws, but I don't see them. Weisz is, as always, perfection and Hugh Jackman doesn't seem so bad for a change.
While it's clear that this isn't quite the film it was intended to be, it remains a powerful and beautiful story. Jackman's performance is unbelievably powerful and Weisz gets her key just right. It's a very original meditation on that which is beyond our grasp, but not for lack of effort.
Fantastic film. I be a old man (36), and see a lot of various movies, but this is the absolutely best from all. If get an books too, that is a something like with an Dan Simmons "Hyperion" cantos. Jackman, and especially, Weisz plays fantastic, perfect. music is another story - again perfect. Soundtrack is great. Very recommend for view. In next month purchase DVD & soundtrack disc at amazon.Very impressed!
Death is a subject that most people do not feel comfortable discussing and probably never will. That is why when a film that touches on death so intimately is released that it is something special… read review
Darren Aronofsky has created a visual and spiritual puzzle that entices our intellect and impassions our spirits in “The Fountain”. The films heart is an intimate love story, that is masterfully crafted… read review
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