The FountainNovember 22, 2006
Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 7.3/10 (105,435 voted)
Critic's Score: 51/100
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas
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.
Writers: Darren Aronofsky, Darren Aronofsky
Dr. Lillian Guzetti
Grand Inquisitor Silecio
Lord of Xibalba
Sean Patrick Thomas
Dr. Alan Lipper
What If You Could Live Forever?
Release Date: 22 November 2006
Filming Locations: Cité du Cinéma, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $3,768,702
(24 November 2006)
(8 February 2007)
Did You Know?
Both Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman agreed to work on the film at a reduced rate.
When Izzy first shows Tommy the Xibalba Nebulae the image remains in the telescope without it tracking. Celestial images quickly pass from view of a stationary telescope.
Let us finish it.
Fantastic in every sense. This film is indeed poetry, and a beautiful
testament to love and the cycle of life, and the impermanence of death.
Wow. The script is tight, and the non-linear presentation works very
well. The scene compositions were exquisite. The score enhanced without
being overbearing, which is so often the case in contemporary film.
The acting is absolutely superb, but then it's got Hugh Jackman and
Rachel Weisz. I can't imagine Brad Pitt doing any sort of justice to
this film. Darren Aronofsky lucked out in the long run by getting
someone who has the range to portray the vast emotions required for
Tomas/Tommy/Tom. Weisz has the depth for regal intrigue and spirited
grace. Their chemistry makes their stories even more entrancing.
This film does require a thinking brain to be appreciated.