Rent The Fountain (2006)

3.0 of 5 from 294 ratings
1h 32min
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Synopsis:
In this epic sci-fi tale, which spans more than a thousand years, cult director Darren Aronofsky explores the age old question "what if you could live forever?" Hugh Jackman stars as Tome Creo a man torn between three parallel lives faced with the ultimate struggle – to save the life of Izzi (Rachel Weisz) the woman he loves. Merging fantasy and science fiction in a unique way, Darren Aronofsky’s visually ground breaking story addresses mans eternal struggle with mortality.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Darren Aronofsky
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/05/2007
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind the Story: Life On Ship
  • Inside The Fountain: Death And Rebirth
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/05/2007
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind The Story: "VFX Step By Step", "Life On Ship" and "Inside The Dirctor's Mind: Scene To Storyboard Comparison"
  • Inside The Fountain: Death and Rebirth - "Australia", "The 21st Century", "Spain-16th Century", "New Spain", "The Endless Field", "The Future" and "The Interview"

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Reviews (6) of The Fountain

No Cohesion - The Fountain review by CP Customer

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09/09/2007

I agree that this is at times visually stunning, but it also feels overly long at 1 hour 25 minutes! Whilst it is nice to look at, it suffers from an almost total lack of a strong cohesive story. After 20 minutes you are still sitting looking at the 3 parallel stories knowing that if you'd not read the synopsis you would not have a clue what was going on. Even with the synopsis it is hard work trying to work out what the Director is stating with this work. It almost feels as if he had a really vivid dream about this film and has concentrated only on trying to create the look and feel without developing the story. Sadly, this would not be a movie I would rent again.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Weird, a bit confusing, but beautiful to look at - The Fountain review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
20/06/2007

This film is visually stunning. The special effects and cinematography are spectacular. Jackman and Weisz are fantastic in their roles. Weisz is Izzi, a woman who is dying as a result of a brain tumour. Her husband Tommy is a surgeon researching a cure for cancer. It's a race against time for him to find the cure that will save his wife. Jackman captures his passion, intensity and despair. The film can be a bit confusing as there are many flashbacks and it is not always clear why. However, it is worth a look if you like films that offer something a bit different in the visual department.

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Starangely Addictive Movie - The Fountain review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
18/07/2007

I watched this movie without knowing anything about it only that Hugh Jackman was starring.

Although I found the actual storyline very confusing at parts I also found it extremely addictive, Probably due to me thinking i would understand it the more I watched lol.

If you like strange movies with flash back storylines then is is a must, the overall movie is very well made but still very strange to watch.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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