|Directed by:||Darren Aronofsky|
|Written by:||Darren Aronofsky|
|Cast:||Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Sean Gullette|
Sadly my dear fellow friends this film seemed destined to go unnoticed by many filmgoers. The reason being, Darren Aronofsky makes films for intelligent people who truly appreciate the art form. But the general movie going public would rather see Will Ferrell play the same character again but in a different occupation (ie basketball player, race car driver etc.) or the endless parade of bad parody movies of which not a single frame is funny. These are the kinds of people who want toavoid a movie that would challenege them to think about something.
But I digress. In this film Aronofsky tell the story of lovers throughout time, played by Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. He tells of their love during the times of the Spanish Inquisition seeking the Fountain of Youth as their only hope. As a doctor and his cancer strickenwife in the modern day. And as the last surviving human at the end of the universe. Each story is heartbreaking and serves as a thread in a larger story, the meaning of which is opened to different interpretations. Hugh Jackman proves he is more than just an action hero as he gives the performance of his career, playing a man with the kind of determination that is believable yet heroic. Rachel Weisz proves once again that she is one of the most lovable actresses in movies right now.
Overall if you are looking for a film that will tear your heart out with it's raw emotion and at the same time give you some of the greatest visuals in a movie since the Empire Strikes Back, and will challenge you to think and see the film on multiple different levels, see the Fountain and you will not be dispointed.