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The Fountain

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Face your worst fear with the person you love...

    The fountain forces you to face your worst fear. That of losing the person you love most in the world. The Fountain is compelling and irresistable. The message is sublime and delivered with grace and mystery. It is not in your face or preachy but just absolutely moving. My wife and I watched it together. After we left the theater she was animated talking too fast "what did it mean", "I don't understand"? I stopped her, held her eyes with mine and asked "Do you really not understand"? She broke down in tears, shuddering and sobbing. Anyone who watches this film and does not understand it either has never loved another more than himself, of is so afraid of facing the message as to deny the message. A magnificent film, score, message and visuals. Amazing acting by Jackman..

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Full of novel imagery, The Fountain is a remarkable addition to Darren Aronofsky's cinematic talent. A non-linear tale of life and death, and one man's (Hugh Jackman) quest to conquer both, this film is not meant for the impatient viewer. Mr. Aronofsky's technique of implanting the characters in three, distinct periods may be difficult to follow at times, but is part of the central theme alluded to throughout the film. While Jackman's characters (a Spanish conquistador, cancer researcher and stellar traveler) seem compelled to seek out the illusory gift of immortality, the film achieves its most dramatic and thought-provoking moments as they collectively realize and finally appreciate the cyclical/symbiotic relationship of life and death. The Fountain may require an additional viewing, but will provide for hours of interesting conversation about some heady subjects. Well cast, intelligently written and marvelous to behold, the film is in part an homage to another wonderful cinematic experience, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    This movie was fantastic. Hard to follow? Sure. Intentionally so? Without a doubt. I understand that turns a lot of people off, and if you are that type of person, theres nothing wrong with that, just don't watch this movie. (If youre that type of person, why did you watch a movie by Aronofsky? He isn't exacltly known for mindless entertainment) However, for anyone wanting something they can actually spend some time digesting, and enjoy watching multiple times in order to seek out all the different parallels and intricacies of each storyline, this is a perfect film for you. I found myself not wanting my 2 1/2 hours back, but immediatley wanting to invest another 2 1/2 hours watching it over again!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Death is the road to awe.

    Love Darren Aronofsky, he is a creative genius. This film wasn't just great visually but spiritually and emotionally. Will buy and share this to all my friends and family.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Astounding Love Story and Visually Amazing

    The Fountain was not only the best love story of 2006 put to celluloid, but one of the best love story films ever. I can't even describe how spectacular this movie was. It's a very heavy story about love and loss, but it's also a metaphor for rebirth. The visuals in this movie are breathtaking and the story is even better. OWN IT.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE

    Sure, the story can be hard to follow. Yes, the characters can be a little emotional at times. And to make matters difficult to track, the editing of the film goes back and forth between each of the film's three time periods. Does this mean the movie stinks? heck no. If you missed it in the theaters then you missed something truely amazing. The visuals of the film are remarkable and help out the story quite a bit. Overall, the past and future scenes are the most enjoyable. The story, itself, was very clever and reminescent of '60s experimental novels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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