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Fountain, The (2006) Movie Information

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Darren Aronofsky


Hugh Jackman
Rachel Weisz
Ellen Burstyn
Cliff Curtis
Mark Margolis
Stephen McHattie





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A man tries to find the fountain of youth over three different time periods to save the life of his lover.

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Snoogans 01/28/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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'The Fountain' is a hard one to describe. It's best left to be experienced by the viewer. The unique thing about that is every single person will have a different reaction to this film. The way in which the three areas of the story combine through remarkable visuals and extremely emotional music is something to be admired. These facets present profound ideas about life, love, and death. The messages integrated into the story are open to interpretation. The more you bring to it, the greater an emotional effect it will have on you. It's not often a film manages to be this entertaining, bold, intellectual, and immensely moving all at once.

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mitchellyoung 07/20/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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This is a film that bears a second viewing. Aronofsky, while certainly not the most accessible director, is one of the most visionary young talents in Hollywood and this film is a masterpiece meditation on love, dreams, and loss. Visually told through parallel universes (or storylines?), it's a layered and nuanced cinematic puzzle.

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Way to weird for me.I actually got a headache watching it

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08/22/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Symbolism at its most incredible.

They say this is a 'love it or hate it' type of movie… Well, I guess I love it.

This film seems to focus on the aspects of life and death a lot. The way I understood it, the tree in the mysterious round force field shape symbolizes life (tree of life) and the dying star the couple sees and the Mayans astonish is supposed to represent death.
This film is filled with little easter eggs of mysteriousness that are absolutely beautifully directed by a visionary talent Darren Aronofsky, especially through his macro photography.
Hugh Jackman as three versions of Tom is amazing. He has proven himself to be a great dramatic actor, and his efforts here exceed any others I've seen from him.
Rachel Weisz was good as his wife/queen; she was mainly there for Jackman to have someone to bounce dial...

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02/02/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

"The Fountain" by Yojimbo

A surgeon desperately searches for a cure for his wife's cancer while absorbing himself into the world represented by her final novel. Darren Aronofsky is nothing if not brave and once again willingly sacrifices mainstream acceptability to realise his vision. Similar in format to 2046 in that fantasy and reality are happening in parallel on screen, The Fountain is a representation of his musings on mortality, love and loss and coming to terms with personal grief. It is a truly stunning film to look at with an appropriately beautiful score, complimented nicely by a surprisingly sensitive performance by Hugh Jackman. I'm sure some may dismiss the script as a load of pretentious claptrap, but I personally found it both visually and aurally enchanting as well as deeply moving. However you cho...

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12/20/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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One should have an open mind, patience, focus and expect something different from this dramatic movie. An intertwined story of a modern-day Doctor (Tommy), a conquistador (Tomas) and a space traveler in the future (Tom). Tomas is tasked by the Queen of Spain to travel to the New World in search of the Biblical Tree of Life. Tommy tries his best to search for a cure to help his wife Izzi who has a brain tumor. Tom travels and sees a tree where he feels where it breathes life and his dead wife appears. Each one has a mission to fulfill. Hugh Jackman proves that he can perform straight up drama while Rachel Weisz a worthy co-lead. The cinematography and visual effects are distinctive, striking and futuristic.

The film had a lot of topics and symbolism's related to Buddhism (medit...

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