(Closed) About to watch Requiem for a Dream for the first time.

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Don’t do it!

I watched it in college and couldn’t sleep for days. It was so disturbing and sad. I won’t ever watch it again. However, I do appreciate the “art” of it…it is a well directed film and the cinematography is really great…but not worth having nightmares for me.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Well, then you’ll love it. lol  It’s really, really good.  In fact, it’s on my TiVo now and I’m saving it.  Saw it years ago when it came out.  Have fun and get ready for some gritty drug drama!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I thought it was cheesy and overrated. the scene (with the old lady at the end) that was supposed to be so heart rending just made me crack up a bit, it was so over the top and very unrealistic. 

also, it doesn’t help that recent Dove commercials keep copping the style that they use for the heroin scenes. (and I think a burger commercial did this too.)

but worth watching! even though I did not have the “proper” emotional reaction to it, I still thought it was pretty. let us know what you think after you see it!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I actually really liked this movie because it shows you the reality of drug addiction. But reality can be scary and disgusting. There are some scary and overly sexual scenes.

I think it is a movie worth watching to know what can happen to your body and mind when you are in a drug induced haze. It’s like Scared Straight, but Hollywood style!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I loved the movie! I throught that it was raw and engaging. I hope you like it! Give an update when you’re done!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

<3

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I loved it! Enjoy!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Ooh I’ve always wanted to watch this! It’s on netflix, I’m going to start it right now 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I credit this movie with keeping me drug free for life, haha.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Such a great movie.  In terms of originality, I thought it was better than Black Swan.

Fiance, on the other hand, thought it was horribly depressing – he actually said Black Swan is the first Aronofsky film he has enjoyed watching, and doesn’t understand why I would watch Requiem for a Dream more than once.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Such a great movie… one of my favorites… may I suggest: ‘Candy’ starring Heath Ledger (along the same lines but EVEN BETTER It’s about Heroine and a love story gone wrong) and ‘Human Traffic’- which is about ecstasy and ‘Party Monster’- which is about all kinds of drugs and a murder… all my favorite movies and all along the same lines.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I watched that movie for the first time in college – on my laptop with headphones all alone in my apartment at night. Such a bizarre experience. Let us know what you think!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Haven’t seen it yet (keep meaning to) but I love the soundtrack because Clint Mansell is an effing GENIUS.

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