The Fountain

The Fountain

DVD - 2007
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Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Past, present, future. Through time and space, one man embarks on a bold 1,000-year odyssey to defeat humankind's most indomitable foe: Death. Tom is a man who is devoted to one woman, Izzi, and becomes determined to protect her from forces that threaten her existence. His quest leads him to 16th century Europe and America where Tomas is a Spanish explorer searching for Incan magic; to the present day where Tom is a doctor attempting to cure his dying wife; to the 26th century where Tommy is a space traveler seeking a gateway to the afterlife.

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klimekk
Nov 06, 2017

I am starting to be Aronofsky fan, but sorry, could not give more than 3 stars
That might be a good starting point for somebody to get the topic and go forward, because topic of afterlife it is actually very crucial for us, people
What does it mean that our lovely person died ? What does it mean that that person now is living forever ?
All what we have - there are some fairy tales from Bible about Pearly Gates etc
Of course we lack knowledge about the topic and there is why movies or any philosopuhical thoughts should be very smart
It is also mistake Aronofsky made - buying some New Age BS

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courtws
Nov 01, 2017

This is a very slow movie, and not until I read the trailer did I get that the weird "cosmos bubble" he was in was supposed to be 26th century looking for the gateway to the afterlife. I liked the present day doctor saving wife thread - action - but the bubble travel was very esoteric and perplexing. And while I didn't watch the ending, my husband did and said it was very disappointing. Can't give it more than 2.5 stars.

Great-looking film (made in a Montreal-area warehouse, apparently) but you really need to pay attention to the plot. It's more than a bit messy (rather like Cloud Atlas). I found it aimed really high, but fell short. They tried but it was a smidge to pretentious. Worth a look if there's nothing better available. It's one of those movies that probably works better if the viewer is, uh, tripping...

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poolman
Nov 15, 2016

This a real adult fantasy film with tinges of spiritualism, necromancy, sorcery and teleportation with stunning visuals anchored with minimalist music. For all that, I didn't think it had a central, graspable theme that tied the three parts together. Pity but then maybe it's me because there's a lot of, I'm sure, well-deserved praise about for this.

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firefly5
Jul 13, 2016

Did not watch this.

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mhyildiz
Feb 12, 2016

epic movie with great narration, amazing soundtrack by clint mansell and a genuine sci-fi interpretation. just consider a sci-fi movie without a single cable, robot or any traditional tech representation that we are used to in every futuristic movie. visual effects are not cgi, they are all lab made chemical reactions, mind blowing! i watched them over and over again... very similar to tarkovsky's solyaris visuals.

smustafi15 Dec 10, 2014

Esoteric mediation on love and loss.

BookReviewer2015 Sep 09, 2014

An interesting science fiction offering from Darren Aronofsky that poses profound philosophical questions.

teddypawz Apr 23, 2013

I found this to be more confusing and boring than entertainment.

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Lex
Mar 12, 2013

Indulgent rubbish. This movie would only appeal to the people that ponder over the sound of one hand clapping.

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Apr 17, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Apr 17, 2011

Grand Inquisitor Silecio: Our bodies are prisons for our souls. Our skin and blood, the iron bars of confinement. But fear not. All flesh decays. Death turns all to ash. And thus, death frees every soul.

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Apr 17, 2011

Tomas Verde: I'm sorry father, for you there is only death. But our destiny is life!

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Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.

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