Four individuals are confronted with the downside of drug addiction.
The widow Sara Goldfarb is told that she was selected to join a game show. Since they no longer fit into her favorite dress, she starts taking with diet pills, to which she quickly becomes addicted. Meanwhile, the failed attempts of her cocain addicted son Harry, his girlfriend and a friend to make it into the drug scene slowly slide the main characters further and further away in a downward spiral of drug addiction, crime and prostitution.
Qualities: Darren Aronofsky succeeds greatly in showing the dark downside of drugabuse, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly
NOTE: this movie doesn't only deal with drugs, it deals with the phenomenon 'addiction'. While watching, try to notice the many subtle suggestions made towards other addictions than drug addiction. (f.e.: what are the 2 doctors who are helping Sara, talking about?)