Requiem for a Dream is a movie about several people whose lives change dramatically because of their particular addictions. Harry (Jared Leto) and Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) are two friends who live in Brooklyn, New York. They decide to make money by reselling heroin on the street so that they can get away from their dead-end lives. Eventually, they make a fair amount of money. They talk about buying a large amount of extremely pure heroin so that they can make the money they feel they need to make it . Marion (Jennifer Connelly), who is Harry's girlfriend, has a distant relationship with her parents, who we never see on the screen, but sometimes goes out with Arnold (Sean Gullette), her psychiatrist, in order to appease them. She, along with Harry and Tyrone, snort and shoot heroin, drop speed, and talk a lot about their dreams for a better future. Sara receives a mysterious call from someone who claims that she has been selected to appear on a TV show. She wants to wear a particular red dress, but is too over-weight to fit into it. She hears about a way to lose a lot of weight by taking certain medications from a doctor, so she decides to try.
Nominated for Oscar & 34 nominations