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The Fountain Reviewed

Published August 25, 2006 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Warner Bros.
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Chalk up another positive review for the Darren Aronofsky film, The Fountain. Though Warner Bros has pushed the film back -- something that may instill doubt -- the early reviews continue to be very positive.

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Got an email in my box today from 'Gill' who not only loved the film but is crazy stoked on the performances from both Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman. What does 'crazy stoked' mean? Well, take a look at the review below.

My friend and I were invited to a screening up here in San Diego of the new Darren Aronofsky film “The Fountain” last night. There was someone giving out tickets up at one of the local malls and my friend was able to get a pair of them when she was shopping with her mom. Being a film geek myself, I was ecstatic about seeing this film and hope it lived up to expectations and I’m proud to say that it did and more. Both Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz were excellent in this film and they both deserve to be nominated for Oscars when the time comes for their beautiful performances. Hugh gives such a brave performance in his roles and he makes you feel just as desperate as he is to save his soul mate and Rachel Weisz is a true revelation as that soul mate, she’s such a strong and gifted actress with such range and guts. Both of them give probably their best performances ever in this film with such grace and passion that you end up feeling every emotion they go though.


The story is very intriguing with the concept of life after death and the notion of reincarnation and unlike a few movies I can mention, it all fits within the context of the story being told. I will not give a way any spoilers but I will say that you have to pay close attention to the story with Weisz and Jackman’s characters in the present because something happens there that makes the ending a lot more clearer to understand.

I loved this film and I will be seeing it again when it officially comes out this November.


Of the films to close out 2006 The Fountain is at the top of our list.

The Fountain comes to theatres on November 22nd.

For poster, trailers, stills, more early reports and movie info, go to The Fountain Movie Page

Stay tuned for updates.

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