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One man. One love. One destiny. One thousand years . . . Hugh Jackman (Van Helsing, X-Men films) anchors acclaimed visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky's (Requiem for a Dream, Pi) epic sci-fi adventure chronicling a man's thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz--The Constant Gardener). Searching for the secrets of eternal life, he embarks on three parallel quests, in three lives, in three millennia, to unlock the mysteries of life that have consumed him for centuries.
© 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: The Fountain -- a movie about metaphysics, universal patterns, Biblical symbolism, and boundless love spread across one thousand years -- is visually rich but suffers from its own unfocused ambitions.
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Common Sense Says
Epic sci-fi romance explores faith and love.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this cryptic, complicated sci-fi epic probably won't be on most kids' must-see lists. The tricky plot unfolds simultaneously in the 16th, 21st, and 26th centuries and is sometimes slow to reveal itself, so younger viewers might get bored. There are some bloody killings (with spears, guns, and swords) and a brief sequence showing torture during the Spanish Inquisition. The science fiction scenes are sometimes abstract (a spaceship shaped like a sphere), while the present-day laboratory scenes show surgery on a monkey's brain. A bathtub sex scene is passionate and moving, though not explicit. Some strong language.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Drama
- Release Date:November 22, 2006
- Audio Format:Stereo
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