If you don't know, Requiem For a Dream follows the journey of addiction. The loud chants of the men screaming the uproar of the hormones further emphasizes the utter filth that surrounds the room. In hindsight, I wonder whether she still feels that was a good choice for her, in light of the film's crushing reception and the fact that its own studio clearly took such a dim view of it that they remade it five years later. Her climactic humiliation is one of the grimmest movie sequences of the last 30 years. After completing the first part of the filming which was just the guys hollering, it came time to film the other half. As the days would lead up to having to film this part, she asked the director if perhaps there was a way that she could still do the scene but not have a ton of eyes leering on her as it made her feel uneasy. That's what Requiem of A Dream delves into, our insatiable urges to continue with an out-of-reach goal. It's appropriate of course, as I assume the jump is a way to show how quickly drugs can change everything. So, why isn't this the case? Does Connelly see any perils in a film-star marriage? The third message was meant to be the final snap that indicated that she had made a huge mistake with taking pills from a doctor she had little to no information on. Great film, amazingly effective and entirely overwhelming in its emotional impact and severity--but it won't be keeping me up late at night because I'll be too busy having nightmares about Natalie Portman's swan feet. This set back the production of the film as it was near impossible to re-shoot the scenes again and they were closer to having to get a final cut out. That being said, that sudden massive upheaval at the end is still incredibly jarring. At first I thought this was intentional that they would re-use some of the old footage, but it seems that what they were really trying to do was cut corners. The appeal was denied and Artisan decided to release the film unrated. Connelly gets to grips with the accent mostly , keeps a stiff upper lip, and has an almost absent-minded closeness with Bettany that boosts Creation's potency.