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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Aug 02, 2018

By far one of my favorite films of all time. The music is a masterpiece and the story while complicated is beautiful. I always recommend this movie to others. It can have a polarizing effect on people but it's so worth the watch when you can give it your full attention.

May 04, 2018

This is an absolutely dreadful movie for ignorant adolescents. It combines horrible screen writing, horrible computer animation, and everything that is wrong with modern movies for adolescent morons. If you have any appreciation of fine movies or fine literature, avoid this "historically horrible" failure at all costs. You'll find it intellectually unbearable.

May 02, 2018

This film was a pleasant and interesting surprise. It adeptly combines romance, fictive history, sci-fi, and mystical elements in a non-linear narrative. Be sure to check out the DVD special features story on the space special effects--they're not CGI.

Feb 14, 2018

I'll admit, I was very confused for a good portion of this movie. But I eventually caught up with what was happening. The special effects were really amazing. Hugh Jackman was really good in this as well.

Dec 26, 2017

Great film !!!! Great love story and stony trip outs ~ 420 Rachael Weisz is a dream woman

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

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...

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.

Jul 13, 2016

Did not watch this.

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Apr 17, 2011

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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.

Apr 17, 2011

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


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Apr 17, 2011

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Apr 17, 2011

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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