Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
|Release Date||:||September 6, 2006|
|Genres||:||Drama, Adventure, Science Fiction, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros., Muse Entertainment Enterprises, Protozoa Pictures, New Regency Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Darren Aronofsky, Kimi Webber|
|Writers||:||Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Darren Aronofsky|
|Casts||:||Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie, Fernando Hernandez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Donna Murphy, Ethan Suplee, Richard McMillan, Lorne Brass, Boyd Banks, Kevin Kelsall|
|Plot Keywords||:||brain tumor, operation, queen, love of one's life, surgeon, tree, dying and death, transience, immortality, maya civilization, monkey, conquest|
Fantastic in every sense. This film is indeed poetry, and a beautiful testament to love and the cycle of life, and the impermanence of death. Wow. The script is tight, and the non-linear presentation works very well. The scene compositions were exquisite. The score enhanced without being overbearing, which is so often the case in contemporary film.
The acting is absolutely superb, but then it's got Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. I can't imagine Brad Pitt doing any sort of justice to this film. Darren Aronofsky lucked out in the long run by getting someone who has the range to portray the vast emotions required for Tomas/Tommy/Tom. Weisz has the depth for regal intrigue and spirited grace. Their chemistry makes their stories even more entrancing.
This film does require a thinking brain to be appreciated.