Five hundred years later, Tom travels through space on a quest to reach the place of tranquility that Izzi spoke fondly of, using the Tree as a device to get him to the answers he needs to rest his weary mind. The casting was superb: Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman are outstanding in their roles, with both offering utterly believable performances. Any summaries you may have read about the plot are null and void truly, don't judge the film by what it sounds like it will be like. . The script is tight, and the non-linear presentation works very well.
The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed. I recently saw this film at the Toronto International Film Festival. Not everyone will like this movie, in fact, I find it hard to believe that this will get a wide release, as it is not a commercial film. But really, one finds it difficult to remove ones mind from the spectacle that is the film. Cynical hacks might decry this as a mawkish, facile rumination of saccharine proportions, but despite the sentimental themes, the film is never cloying, opting instead for a sur realistic portrayal of the nuances of one of life's most powerful emotions. In fact, the segment not scene; the story is split across three time periods using the bulk of the effects is probably the shortest. Their chemistry makes their stories even more entrancing.
It's the perfect type of score, and the melody itself is extremely appealing to the ear, with extensive and almost exclusive use of string instruments. In 2005, Tom Jackman is a doctor frenetically searching for the cure to cancer to save the life of his wife Izzi Weisz , who is in the final throes of her battle with death. But I was profoundly affected by it. But it is absolutely loaded with substance ripe for interpretation. Both Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz are absolutely phenomenal in their roles, with Weisz particularly standing out, playing her character with what I can only describe as held-back intensity. The scene compositions were exquisite. It's definitely one incredible film experience.
And of course, the special effects and when they appear, they are quite prominent are nothing short of amazing. In a bid to shed his inhibitions about women, he meets a prostitute named Neeru Haripriya and her arrival brings a serious twist in his life. The acting is absolutely superb, but then it's got Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. Many scenes in the film take place in a hospital-type setting the setting you'd normally see in filmed mediums lit with very bright white lighting. It reminds me of the feeling I had as I left the theatre after the closing credits rolled on the film absolutely bewildered.
Attracted by him, a rich girl named Anjali proposes to him, but he rejects her without a second thought. Essentially playing one lost soul, Jackman foams with remarkable anguish as he performs three separate interpretations of duty, handing in career-defining work. The fact that he, and everyone, especially the woman he loves, is going to die. The rest of the movie answers these questions. I can't even begin to describe the feelings I left the theatre with, but I can safely say that no movie has affected me quite like The Fountain has since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind two years ago and which is known as my all-time favourite movie. Much of the lighting is sharp but in a soft gold colour, which creates a really specific atmosphere. I have nothing more to add, just see it for yourself and be impressed.
I can't imagine Brad Pitt doing any sort of justice to this film. I had the immense pleasure of viewing this film for its second screening ever, when it was showcased at Chicago's International Film Festival. As I am writing this review I really don't know where to begin. As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. That being said, this is a hard film to watch.
Aronofsky lights these scenes with very specific soft golden lights, which place most of the setting in blackness and create an eerie, melancholy atmosphere. Aronofsky ambitiously tackles heavy themes and concepts and he does it in a little over 90 minutes. What is important to say is that it is the type of film in which every single shot. Weisz has the depth for regal intrigue and spirited grace. This film is indeed poetry, and a beautiful testament to love and the cycle of life, and the impermanence of death. Sri accepts his proposal and agrees to marry her. I never stopped thinking about the film since I saw it last Saturday, and I still don't think that I fully understand everything the film has to offer.
Tomas Hugh Jackman is a 16th century Conquistador on a bloody hunt though a hidden Mayan temple to retrieve sap from the mythical Tree of Life for his queen Rachel Weisz , who is desperate for immortality. I won't spoil the surprise, but when you find out how Aronofsky and Co. The supporting cast was excellent as well, with Ellen Burstyn standing out in particular. It's a performance both of subtlety and of passion at the same time. It's minimalist serves as quite a polar opposite to the profoundness of the film itself but extremely intense. This isn't to say that it's an imitation of Space Odyssey nor that it has similar things to say, but you do get that feeling while watching The Fountain that you are experiencing something incredibly profound.