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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Hugh Jackman
Rachel Weisz
Ellen Burstyn
Alexander Bisping
Sean Patrick Thomas
Directors
Darren Aronofsky
Screenwriters
Darren Aronofsky
Running Time
96 minutes

The Fountain
Hugh Jackman in a rewardingly challenging fairy tale.


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The Fountain

Plot
Tommy Creo (Jackman) is a present-day medical researcher working on a cure for the cancer that is killing his wife, Izzi (Weisz). Meanwhile, 15th century conquistador Tomas (Jackman) searches out the Tree Of Life for Queen Isabel (Weisz). Finally, in 2500, Tom (Jackman) tries to regenerate the Tree in the heart of a star.


Verdict
At heart, this is a simple Zen fable about love and death. In execution, it’s a complex and gorgeous mini-epic with sterling performances from its two stars.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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