The Fountain

Theatrical Release: November 22, 2006
The Fountain
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Synopsis

The Fountain is an odyssey about one man’s eternal struggle to save the woman he loves. His epic journey begins in 16th-century Spain, where conquistador Tomas (Hugh Jackman) commences his search for the Fountain of Youth, the legendary entity believed to grant immortality. As modern-day scientist Tommy Creo, he desperately struggles to find a cure for the cancer that is killing his beloved wife, Isabel (Rachel Weisz). Traveling through deep space as a 26th-century astronaut, Tom begins to grasp the mysteries that have consumed him for a millennium. The three stories converge into one truth, as the Thomas of all periods-warrior, scientist, and explorer-comes to terms with life, love, death and rebirth.

Dove Review

What do you call a movie that goes everywhere and nowhere at the same time? You call it “The Fountain.” I must say, I am a science fiction fan but this movie lost me from the very beginning. Interestingly enough, you would think you would get it since every scene is shown 3-5 times due to director Darren Aronofsky’s use of the modern flash back, flash forward, flash back again sequencing, but I still just don’t get it.

Oh well, with language and violence over the top by our standards, we cannot award it our seal anyway so I guess it just doesn’t matter.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Man self mutilates with scourge, men speared, men killed with swords, man cuts man's throat.
Sex: Husband and wife kiss passionately in bath tub.
Language: F-1; J-1; C sake-1; S-1; D-3; G-1; A-1; H-1
Violence: Man self mutilates with scourge, men speared, men killed with swords, man cuts man's throat.
Drugs: Medicine given.
Nudity: Woman's breasts, woman in bath tub - nothing seen.
Other: Mixed up view of what appears to be reincarnation. Pursuit of Tree of Life. Levitation.

Info

Company: Warner Brothers
Producer: Arnon Milchan
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 96 min.
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe