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At Theaters: 11/22/2006 On Video: 5/15/2007
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 36 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 479957
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Tomas is so desperate to find a cure for the cancer that is killing his beloved wife that he misses out on quality time with her. All she wants is for him to accept what is happening to her and learn to accept life as it is. He seems to have searched for the Fountain of Youth for centuries.
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Fantasy Sci-Fi - This is an unconventional romantic fantasy that encompasses costume period adventure, modern day drama, and futuristic sci-fi. The resulting mix will be confusing and hard to follow for many as meanings and explanations are in short supply. Fans of stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz may find a lot to savor here though.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Hugh Jackman HAPPY FEET, FLUSHED AWAY, THE PRESTIGE
Rachel Weisz THE CONSTANT GARDENER, CONSTANTINE, ENVY
Ellen Burstyn THE WICKER MAN
Wri/Dir: Darren Aronofsky REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
Together We Will Live Forever
The Tree Of Life
Finish It
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 1 S-word, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Spear and swordfights; whippings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Some brief battle scenes.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Technically, this is an impressive motion picture, but the fragmented story results in poor character development and Aronofsky's clinical approach limits identification. The overall experience fails to satisfy on a basic level. This is one of those films it's easier to be impressed with than it is to like.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good "The Fountain" is an ambitious folly, that's hardly inappropriate because the movie itself is about one of humankind's most grandiose follies, the quest for eternal life. Aronofsky (director) dares to hurl himself, and his movie, way "out there" -- in three narrative directions at once. But unlike some other films that have divided critics this year, "The Fountain" springs from a passion to take risks...

USA Today Full Review
Below Average The Fountain overflows with pretensions and absurdity. Though his movie is visually inventive, writer/director Darren Aronofsky has fashioned a ponderous, overblown, genre-bending mess. What he is able to accomplish stylistically he cannot pull off in the arena of narrative substance.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 69 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
4
About 50/50
100%
13-19Teens (F)
6
Fairly High
83%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
27
Low
56%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
16
Low
13%
30+Adults (M)
6
Fairly High
67%
30+Adults (F)
10
Low
60%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 69 moviegoers: WOW! These opinions are all over the place! This makes it impossible to accurately help you know if this is a movie YOU might enjoy. Unfortunately, what I'm seeing is that most of the opinions are on the low to very low side. Only a small percentage rated it high. So, some of you will enjoy "The Fountain," but most of you will not. If you're like me and really want to see this unusual sci-fi movie, even though the opinions aren't very good, I would strongly suggest a matinee to save a few bucks, just in case you are disappointed.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
An odyssey about one man's eternal struggle to save the woman he loves. His epic journey begins in 16th-century Spain, where conquistador Tomas (HUGH JACKMAN) commences his search for the Fountain of Youth, the legendary entity believed to grant immortality. As modern-day scientist Tommy Creo, he desperately struggles to find a cure for the cancer that is killing his beloved wife, Isabel (RACHEL WEISZ). Traveling through deep space as a 26th-century astronaut, Tom begins to grasp the mysteries that have consumed him for a millennium. The three stories converge into one truth, as the Thomas of all periods—warrior, scientist, and explorer—comes to terms with life, love, death and rebirth.
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