Requiem for a Dream

Synopsis: Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) is a retired widow, living in a small apartment. She spends most of her time watching TV, especially a particular self-help show. She has delusions of rising above her current dull existence by being a guest on that show. Her son, Harry (Jared Leto) is a junkie but along with his friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) has visions of making it big by becoming a drug dealer. Harry's girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) could be fashion designer or artist but is swept along in Harry's drug-centric world. Meanwhile Sara has developed an addiction of her own. She desperately wants to lose weight and so goes on a crash course involving popping pills, pills which turn out to be very addictive and harmful to her mental state.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Darren Aronofsky
Production: Artisan Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 62 nominations.
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102 min

Juice by Tappy,

Juice by Tappy,

Oooh, Tappy!

Juice! Juice! Juice! Juice!

Juice by you. Juice by you.

Juice! Juice by you!

Thank you, Thank you,

Thank you,

-We got a winner,

-We got a winner!

-I said we got a winner,

-We got a winner!

-We got a winner!

-We got a winner!

Our first winner is a flight

attendant from Washington, D, C,

Will you please

welcome Mary Kellington,

Juice by Mary! Juice

by Mary! Juice by Mary!

Harold please,

not again the TV.

Aw ma. Come on, ma.

Why do you have to make such

a big deal out of this, ma?

You know you'll get the set

back in a couple of hours.

Why ya gotta make

me feel so guilty?

What are you trying to do?

You trying to get me to

break my own mother's set?

Or break the radiator?

And maybe blow up

the whole house, ma.

Your own son, your own

flesh and blood, ma?

ls that what you're trying

to do? Your own son?

Why do you always gotta

play games with my head?

Harold, I wouldn't do that.

The chain isn't for you.

It's for the robbers.

Then why won't

you come out?

See what I mean? See how you

always gotta upset me ma?



C'mon out? Please ma.

This isn't happening.

And if it should be happening

it would be alright.

So don't worry, Seymour.

It'll all work out.

You'll see already.

In the end it's all nice.

Sh*t, man!

That mother f***er's starting

to look a little seedy Jim.

What, are you particular

all of a sudden?

Hey, baby...

...ah don't care just as

long as we get our braid.

Just give me a hand, Tyrone.




Whoopie f***, the table too.

Hey, do you want me to

schlep it on my back?

You got a friend.

I ain't my lepers

schlepper. Sh*t.

Such a son. A goniff.

Your mother needs you like

a moose needs a hat rack.


...that's some

boss scag, baby.

I mean DYN-A-MITE.

Yeah man, something else.

You know what

we need to do?

We need to get us a

piece of this Brody sh*t...

...cut it up, and off it.

We could double

our money. Easy.

Then we can buy us

a couple a pieces...

That'd be righteous.

I'll bet in no time at all...

...we'd get a pound of pure.

Oooh, that's what I'm

talking about, baby... hassles.

-How's it going, babe?

-What's up, buddy?

-The usual?

-Yeah, sounds good,

Anything else?

Anything else?

Uh, no.

Nothing. I'm alright.

Good afternoon,

Mrs. Goldfarb.

Good afternoon,

Mr. Rabinowitz.

Although I'm not so

sure how good it is.

-And you?

-What can I say?

-Do you want your TV?

-Yes, if you don't mind.

Mrs. Goldfarb...

...can I ask you a question,

you won't take it personal?

How many years we

know each other?

Who's to count?

Why don't you tell

already the police?

Harry wouldn't be

stealing no more the TV.

Mr. Rabinowitz,

I couldn't do that.

Harold's my only child.

He's all I have.

Thank you, Mr. Rabinowitz.

Join us... creating excellence,


Be excited! Be... be excited!

Hello? Who is it?

Now what?


-Mrs, Goldfarb?

-Mrs, Sara Goldfarb?

-Me, Speaking,

Mrs, Goldfarb, this is Lyle

Russel from Maylin and Block,

I'm not interested.

Mrs, Goldfarb, I'm not

selling anything, Nothing,

I just want to offer you a

chance to be on television,

-You see, Maylin and Block...


That's right, Mrs,

Goldfarb, Television,


-Look I don't have any...

I'm not looking for

money, Mrs, Goldfarb,

I'm calling to tell

you you've already won,

Maylin and Block

discovers contestants,

You've already been

chosen from a long list...

... of potential contestants,

Meaning you've already won,

Yes, Mrs, Goldfarb,

I never thought I'd

be on television.

-I'm just a...

-That's right, You on TV,

We'll send you all the

information in the mail,

Goodbye, congratulations,

and take care,

I don't get it.

Why are you so hard

on your folks?

I mean they give

you everything.

They hook you up with an

apartment, with a shrink.

Which is fine, you know,

it's great. It's just...

Money is never what I really

wanted from them, you know.

That's pretty much

all I ever get.

Why don't you get

away from them?

How am I going to do that?

I don't know.

What about your clothes?

Your sketches are great.

Open up a store.

I can't.

Why not?

When will I have time

to hang with you?

Well, so where's the party?

When I tell you you're going

to jump out of the window.

It won't come up.

I got a great diet book.


Come here!

Be excited! Be... be excited!

I thought I would catch

a little sun today.

Really? Well in a

box you'll catch it.

Why don't you just relax...

...and think how gorgeous you'll

look with your new red hair.

Today the hair...

...tomorrow the sun.

Anybody wanna

waste some time?

Angel says that this is the

time, we should do it now,

-I'll call Brody tomorrow,

-Who's Brody?

That's my sweet connection,

He's got some

unbelievable sh*t,

Marion, we got this idea,

What is it?

We get a piece of this

stuff, we can cut it up...

,, and double our

money, no problem,

Sh*t man, then we get us

a pound of pure and retire,

You know what that means?

No more hacks,

We get off hard knocks

and be on easy street,

What's the catch?

That's red.

I mean that's a red. I mean

it's not a red red but it's...

...that's a red. That's a red.



You're telling me that's red?

Yeah. I'm telling. It's red.

Then what's orange?

lf this is a red I want

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Hubert Selby Jr.

Hubert "Cubby" Selby Jr. (July 23, 1928 – April 26, 2004) was an American writer. His best-known novels are Last Exit to Brooklyn (1964) and Requiem for a Dream (1978), exploring worlds in the New York area. Both novels were adapted later as films, and he appeared in small roles in each. Selby wrote about a harsh underworld seldom portrayed in literature. His first novel was prosecuted for obscenity in Great Britain in 1967 and banned in Italy, prompting defences from many leading authors such as Anthony Burgess. He was highly influential to more than a generation of writers; for more than 20 years, he taught creative writing at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he lived full-time after 1983. more…

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