Requiem for a Dream

Freaky. Trippy. Worth seeing once, but make sure you pay attention because I really don’t think you’ll be watching it twice. Not because it’s a bad movie: it’s not. It’s an incredibly good movie. The actors, especially Ellen Burstyn, are fantastic. But it’s really hard to watch. At the end, you feel like you’ve been to hell and back with the characters. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in seeing a “different” movie (i.e. not mainstream), but it isn’t for everyone. Particularly at the end. (*****)