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The Fountain (2006)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Darren Aronofsky

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Plot Summary

Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Past, present, future. Through time and space, one man embarks on a bold 1000-year odyssey to defeat humankind's most indomitable foe: Death. Hugh Jackman plays that man, devoted to one woman (Rachel Weisz) and determined to protect her from forces that threaten her existence. His quest leads him to a Tree of Life...and to an adventure into eternity. Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream) directs, continuing his string of imaginative, involving filmmaking with a tale alive with ideas and filled with astonishing vistas. "Not many films can blow your mind and break your heart at the same time, but this one will" (Drew McWeeny, Ain't It Cool News).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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51%
  • Reviews Counted: 196
  • Fresh: 100
  • Rotten: 96
  • Average Rating: 5.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Mr. Aronofsky's outlook on life remains too constantly pessimistic for my taste, and too completely joyless as well. – Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: I will concede the film is not a great success. Too many screens of blinding lights. Too many transitions for their own sake. Abrupt changes of tone. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Bonkers, adventurous, silly, ambitious, charming, foolish; it's all those things and it'll be gone in a week. But it's not mainstream Bore-o fare, and for that it should be celebrated. – Mark Kermode, BBC Radio Five Live, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: If only all reputed turkeys gave us such a trip. – Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

HANDS DOWN THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE

I am so happy itunes made this movie available (finally)! i recommend watching this movie atleast twice, it gets better after each viewing. Its a deeply intellectual movie and every time i see it i come away with something new, this is a thinking movie and may even be classified as "chick-flick" because it is a love story, a very profound one. I recommend everyone see this atleast once in their life.

Death is the road to awe...

It's an immensely emotional visual experience that is something altogether remarkable. Beautiful music, striking visuals, and one of the few love stories that actually struck a chord with me.

However, it was never meant for mass success and I don't fault the studio for its box office performance. Trying to describe this film in thirty seconds or a TV spot is impossible. It's a film meant to be taken on a personal level or with a loved one.

But I consider myself blessed to have caught the film on the big screen and can't wait for the rumored re-editing.

Words fail me

I have never been so emotional touched by a movie before... This movie really makes you think about life and death. Both Jackman and Weisz performed perfectly and would say this movie was their best performance ever.

The Fountain (2006)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2009

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