I would love to follow Requiem for a Dream with something a little more cheerful... but don't know which version to watch! FOX, Disney, or Japanese w/subtitles? I don't wanna mess up and pick a shitty version...
As for Requiem for a Dream, I really tried to like it. It wasn't a terrible idea, but I'm having a hard time saying that I enjoyed it overall. I liked how it showed the eating/drug dealing/doing drugs with all of the close ups. It was different and fresh to me at least, dunno if other movies use such a technique. When the sudden "FALL" title appeared I thought it said "FAIL". Right after a scene like that made it more amusing than it should have been. In addition, I laughed at the absurdity of "ass to ass", despite it being in one of the more serious scenes. Does that make me a terrible person?
I'm not sure if it's just because I wasn't paying enough attention, but I couldn't understand what the was going on in many parts of the movie. I STILL have questions even after the help of Wikipedia. In the beginning, Sarah got the phone call, which was a fake I guess, that she was going to be on television. I really didn't like Sarah's story arc because there were too many things that seemed unlikely. She's with her friends or whatever on the chairs a lot it seems. Wouldn't they notice a change in personality? Why did the doctor not make sure she was taking the normal dose? I guess it's because the doctor wasn't a real doctor or something, because I seriously doubt a doctor would give a drug like in the movie without precautions made beforehand. Was Sarah supposed to be on TV? (It looks like the answer is no) If no, why was that package sent? How can filling out a form, while others are watching no less, benefet a fraud?
RFAD was okay, but I feel the message got lost in confusing writing. It's hard to recommend such a depressing movie when I can't even understand it myself!