Fountain, The

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. 

I have been waiting for this movie to come out for over a year. Brad Pitt was once attached right before the films huge budget cut. The film also fought through several release dates and was finally pushed to the now.

I have three words to describe this movie...AMAZING...BEAUTIFUL...CONFUSING.

AMAZING= This film was awesome. The music was phenomenal. The acting was top notch. This could possibly be Jackman's best role yet. He carried so much emotion and is possibly the best male crier at the present. The Spanish conquistador portion of the film was the best. As my friend Paul stated..."I could have watched an entire movie on that theme alone". 

BEAUTIFUL= The camera work, effects, and directing resulted in possibly the most interesting visual movie I have ever seen. It was so romantic and passionate. The futuristic stuff was insane. I have nothing to compare it to which is why it is probably so great. Even the modern day story had so much visual emotion...Beauty is the only way to describe it. The whole movie really was a painting or a poem.

CONFUSING= Don't get me wrong. The movie is deep, wide, and far. It is hard to make ends meet logically. You have to kinda let yourself go and put the pieces in where you want. Which is really cool...Because my interpretation of the film will be completely different than yours. It was confusing but not frustrating. Confusing in the best way possible.

Darren Arvonosky(Requiem for a Dream and Pie) makes yet another great film straight and original with his distinct style and flavor. Amazing movie that I will definitely see again within the next couple of weeks.

Reviewed by: shea
1 Comment(s)
Heather T. said...
Hi Shea,

You and I appear to share very similar taste in our film preferences. ;-) I thought this was phenomenal and I totally agree that you need to check your need to have all the answers at the door. I'm not going to waste a bunch of your time waxing philosophically but this film made me really feel things about life, death, love, and fully appreciating what you have. And as a bonus it had Ellen Burstyn which elevates it instantly in my eyes.