Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. The film is based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Hubert Selby Jr. and follows the lives of four characters who become addicted to drugs and their eventual downward spiral.
Requiem for a Dream was a critical and commercial success and received widespread acclaim for its performances, direction, and themes. The film was nominated for numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actress for Burstyn, and has been hailed as a modern classic. However, the film's depiction of drug addiction and its graphic content may be disturbing to some viewers.