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an amazing movie by darren aronofsky.
instead of wasting class time for kids with D.A.R.E., just show them this movie.
it may permanently traumatize them, but they sure as hell won't be doing drugs any time soon.


also, which most people seem to neglect, an amazing, sad, almost painfully beautifully written novel by hubert selby jr. which, you guessed it, the movie is based upon.
don't show 'requiem to a dream' to anyone tripping or suicidal.

but you should read the book, too.
by smokin' el June 18, 2005
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a.) Best movie. Ever.
b.) Most depressing movie. Ever.

Truly, this is a great movie that will make you think.
**Matt, after watching movie** "...wow."
by Muse_addict November 29, 2004
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requiem- a death song
therefore
requiem for a dream- a song about the death of a dream, the realization that your dream has died.
requiem for a dream is one badass movie
by Mr.Awesome January 10, 2005
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Amazing movie, probably the best of the century. Great editing, sequences, direction, acting, storyline and execution of the book.
Me: You seen Requiem for a dream?
Someone: No
Me: It's all about how your addictions can fuck you up, set in Brooklyn.
by Sheri November 13, 2003
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Requiem For A Dream is quite possibly the most brilliant movie ever made. Based on the 1978 novel by Hubert Selby. I'm in no way belittling the book, as it was also wonderfully done, but this is the only movie I've ever seen that bested the novel before it.

The film depicts different forms of addiction, leading to the characters' imprisonment in a dream world of delusion and reckless desperation, which is then overtaken and devastated by reality.

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. Burstyn was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2000 for her role.
Go see Requiem For A Dream you degerates.
by The Nameless Maggot April 30, 2007
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Really good book, written by Hubert Selby, Jr. in 1978, published by Thunder's Mouth Press. It depicts three people's spiral deep into addiction on their dreams and drugs.
"I want more drugs."
"Then go get them."
"Okay."
by Kiki December 31, 2004
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insane movie prolly the best movie ever to depict addiction.
guy: ey u seen requiem for a dream?

guy 2: fuck ye man, im never trying smack after that guy shot H in his fucked up arm
by yask87 August 31, 2008
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