Coming from a director who is famous for adding a dark touch to his movies, this is the one whose poster you will find in every college movie club. Based on a book of the same name, this movie sure keeps you hooked.

And the strongest point of this movie is the editing. Beginning with a scene in split screen view gives the idea that you are about to see some really good story-telling. The hip-hop montages during the drug scenes gives you a sense of overwhelming addiction and loss of control. Plus, this was the movie for which the song “Lux Aeterna” was composed.


  • Considered one of the “25 Most Dangerous Movies Ever Made” by PREMIERE MAGAZINE
  • Director Darren Aronofsky asked Jared Leto and Marlon Wayans to avoid sex and sugar for a period of 30 days in order to better understand an overwhelming craving.
  • Jared Leto lost 25 lbs and befriended real heroin addicts from Brooklyn to prepare for his role as Harry Goldfarb.
  • Jared Leto stated in an interview with Rolling Stone that he would shoot up water while hanging around real-life junkies, and he said shooting up anything was intense and he would never do it again.


  • Somebody like you can really make things all right for me.
  • Purple in the morning, blue in the afternoon, orange in the evening.
  • I know it’s pretty, baby, but I didn’t take it out for air.

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