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The Fountain, 2006

The Fountain
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Written by: Ari Handel
Language:  English, Maya
Country:  USA
Runtime:  96 min
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
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The Fountain can be described as contemplative, stylized, and atmospheric. The plot revolves around reincarnation, true love, and tragic love. The main genres are drama, romance, and sci-fi. In terms of style, The Fountain is nonlinear, is epic, and is surreal. In approach, it is fantastical and serious. The storytelling is slow paced. The Fountain is set, at least in part, in outer space. It is located in Spain. It takes place in the 16th century, in the future, and in contemporary times. The soundtrack of The Fountain is alternative and orchestral. The movie has received attention for being original and an Oscar winner. Note that it involves violent content.

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The Fountain (2006)
The Fountain


It's been a long, strange trip since Darren Aronofsky last invited viewers into his cinematic world--six... more


Language: English, Maya
Country: USA
Release date: 22 November 2006
Runtime: 96 min

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Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman As Tomas / Tommy / Tom Creo
Rachel Weisz Rachel Weisz As Isabel / Izzi Creo
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Rolling Stone
In telling a tale of love across time, Aronofsky is sometimes guilty of creating arty, pretentious psychobabble. But in visual terms, he's trying to expose his own raw, romantic heart. Folly? Maybe. But a risk worth taking.
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Entertainment Weekly
I'm as touched and charmed by its failures as I am transfixed, at times, by its successful inventiveness and audacity.
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Users Reviews

best Aronofsky movie, great message, visiuals, story.
26.January.2015 |  by: FengChuy
FengChuy rated this title
Love is energy. Energy is never-ending.
30.December.2014 |  by: Charity BrannonLavia
Charity BrannonLavia rated this title
You don't have to believe this movie to experience it in its entirety.
12.October.2014 |  by: naughtydogmom
naughtydogmom rated this title
It is a movie with good visual effects.
01.June.2014 |  by: Nef Reaper
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22.May.2014 |  by: ascholl
ascholl rated this title
This movie felt overly ambitious to me. It was trying to be super deep and artsy and inspiring, and ended up unrelatable and confusing and bleak.
07.April.2014 |  by: pandasp
pandasp rated this title
The Fountain
I was in a completely wrong mood and sense of mind for Aronofsky. Hence the low rating.
07.February.2012 |  by: Satu
Satu rated this title
Well executed cinematography featuring some of the best lighting you'll see in a movie. The space scenes while simple are awe inspiring. As far as the plot, not sure I got it.
20.January.2011 |  by: chrissnave
chrissnave rated this title
THE FOUNTAIN: I have always loved watching movies starring RACHEL WEISZ, This is one of my favorite movies and I highly recommend it. RACHEL always give 100%, and her acting is always very convincing and spot on. I give this movie 5*****STARS.
16.January.2011 |  by: Netflowers
Netflowers rated this title
This movie confused me to a point that we didn't even have the desire to watch it anymore. It jumping back and forth from one life to another, didn't understand what was going on. If the movie was only about the modern day life then it would of been...
04.January.2011 |  by: paniclover
paniclover rated this title
A must-see
This movie is undoubtedly the best I've seen so far. Everything about it is stunning,its plot, the acting, the visuals and last but not least the message it delivers. A true masterpiece from the gifted Darren Aronofsky!
05.April.2010 |  by: Aeon05
Aeon05 rated this title
This is a difficult film to review. It really needs to be watched twice because there are several ways to interpret it. Is the future story actually the present or is it the way the present man decided to finish her book? If its the former then how...
23.March.2010 |  by: xylenz
xylenz rated this title
Imagine everything that was right about "Pi" and most of what was right about "Requiem for a Dream," then imagine the complete opposite...and you'll get "The Fountain." It's really unfortunate because Darren Aronofsky is absolutely one of the best...
03.November.2009 |  by: Matt
Matt rated this title
art & sci-fi
this movie is art, and is one of the best sci-fi movies, second only to perhaps kubricks space odyssey.
25.October.2009 |  by: Oscar
Oscar rated this title
I understand most people may not get/like it - but it's worth a shot... It's a sci-fi filled with a love story and some mythology tossed in as well. True love - spanning lifetimes. The movie will be sketchy for some - the sounds the visuals, might...
20.October.2009 |  by: Michelle
Michelle rated this title
The best
This is the best film ever made..A masterpiece
18.October.2009 |  by: Vasileios Filippidis
Vasileios Filippidis rated this title
This film is simply a masterpiece. What is not so simple is working out the plot. Sometimes there are movies of such profound depth and surreality that it takes several viewings and some contemplation to understand what the director is trying to...
01.May.2009 |  by: Victoria Champion
Victoria Champion rated this title
Did this movie really need to be so confusing? The fact that every review has a different description of what took place and what it means isn't a good thing in my mind. I won't go into my interpretation of what took place other than to say I agree...
30.March.2009 |  by: Parker in MN
Parker in MN rated this title
Absolutely imcomprehensible! Since the review must be at least 80 characters long, I'll add "absolutely imcomprehensible" again.
23.March.2009 |  by: Rick
Rick rated this title
Very visually beautiful and at times a very emotional story about loss and love. This film while it still will hold up over time it could have been a classic if director Darren Aronofsky made a more lucid storyline instead of veering off in too many...
22.March.2009 |  by: prozac pop
prozac pop rated this title
What a meandering piece of crap - at least it's pretty at times to look at. Cant decide though... what's the better snack to eat while watching this... popcorn or peyote buttons.
21.March.2009 |  by: Scratchbird
Scratchbird rated this title
I liked this movie, but I can't give it more than three stars because of the weirdness factor. It's definitely worth a look, because it's so imaginative and spiritual and romantic. The images alone are so amazing on the big screen that they are...
21.March.2009 |  by: Becky
Becky rated this title
This is not a regular movie. This movie's plot is tenuous, at best. This film is an 'idea' film. it is reminiscent of '2001: A Space Odyssey' in the sense that it does, in fact, tell a story, but the story is secondary to the philosophical ideas...
20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
sethdellinger rated this title
This is one of the most incredible films I've seen in my life. I spent about 4 hours after I saw this movie just digesting everything it was about. Few movies have changed the way I view my world and myself, but this is one of them. I knew as soon...
20.March.2009 |  by: Dave
Dave rated this title
I like to think I am a smart guy. I typically can follow the most Byzantine plots that get put on screen. That being said, what happened in this movie? Hugh Jackman is a scientist who is a character in a novel about a conquistador who is also a...
19.March.2009 |  by: Brad Cole
Brad Cole rated this title
This must-to-avoid film is certainly one of the biggest time-wasters you'll encounter this year. The absurd plot time-trips through past, present and future in service of an incomprehensible and decidedly unbelievable story that affords little...
19.March.2009 |  by: Vic
Vic rated this title
Visually stunning... thats about it. No compelling story or characters. It deals with death, mortality and religion in a one whole universal mess. Skip it unless you like eye candy.
17.March.2009 |  by: melving8
melving8 rated this title
Sensory Overload
The Fountain is a touching love story. Unraveling itself in three interrelated stories spanning 1000 years - Conquistador Spain, modern day and a distance future in outer space, the Fountain takes you on a journey of obsession, commitment, despair...
04.January.2009 |  by: nicole
nicole rated this title
not what I hoped for.
This is the third film by director Darren Aronofsky. I just saw it an hour ago. well... it's really really slow. but I guess 1000 years of romance should be slow... maybe this is movie for a date, when you're just waiting for the movie to be really...
18.August.2008 |  by: y2k
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