Comfortable and Furious

Requiem For A Dream

Requiem For A Dream is not a good movie. In fact, it is an awful movie.  Often times here at Ruthless, we include funny little ratings like, “Number of times oppressive soundtrack made you reach for your knife.” I thought that category up while watching Requiem For A Dream. Another way to describe the soundtrack is, “four notes, one hundred and twenty minutes.”

Soundtrack aside, let’s talk about what an absolute pile of dung Requiem For A Dream is as a film. Here is the basic plot if you missed it:

Drugs are bad. Drugs are really bad. Drugs are so bad in fact, that if
you do them you will get a dildo up your ass, your arm will fall off
and you will get attacked by a large appliance. That is how bad drugs
are. Drugs are never fun, not for one second. All drugs do is make you
unhappy. Every second of everyday.

I’m pretty sure Ed Meese and Nancy Reagan were the executive producers. A whole bunch of you ass-munchers out there are going to flood my inbox with emails like, “Nuh uh! My friend Larry died from heroin. It was just like Requiem.  You don’t know what you’re talking about.” To you I answer in advance, “Your friend Larry was a weak-minded fool who couldn’t handle his shit.  Drugs are for smart people. Like anything, when stupid people get into them, it wrecks it for everybody else.”

Yeah, Jennifer Connelly doing the lesbian-anal-dildo thing was pretty hot. Yeah, there was one scene where Jared Leto and Ellen Burstyn are sitting at her table and they have a nice mother/son talk that I thought was interesting and well-acted. Other than those two things, the only positive thing I can say about this movie is that I now know how to spell the word “requiem” [Ed Note – In his dreams].

What I suggest, rather than doing Kamdine’s drinking game, is to get a hold of a bunch of white drugs and pills (any color) and do a line every time someone pops a pill or shoots up. Take a pill whenever you realize that Jared Leto is a no-talent hack. Remember kids, just because you star in an after school special shot to look like a Gap ad, doesn’t mean you have depth.