Requiem for a Dream
2000
***½
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Darren Aronofsky’s grim portrayal of addiction in its different forms is visually dazzling, at times self-consciously so. Ellen Burstyn gives a phenomenally gutsy performance as a woman who becomes addicted to diet pills. Based on the novel by Hubert Selby, Jr.