The Fountain

DVD - 2007
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Fountain
Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Past, present, future. Through time and space, one man embarks on a bold 1,000-year odyssey to defeat humankind's most indomitable foe: Death. Tom is a man who is devoted to one woman, Izzi, and becomes determined to protect her from forces that threaten her existence. His quest leads him to 16th century Europe and America where Tomas is a Spanish explorer searching for Incan magic; to the present day where Tom is a doctor attempting to cure his dying wife; to the 26th century where Tommy is a space traveler seeking a gateway to the afterlife.

Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 0790782715
Branch Call Number: DVD SciFi FOUNTAIN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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Three stories explore the quest for eternal life: in the past, conquistadors search for the tree of life, while in the present, a doctor tries to heal his wife, and in the future, an astronaut journeys toward a dying star. While many reviewers felt this film was flawed, it's still interesting a... Read More »

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Dec 10, 2014
  • smustafi15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Esoteric mediation on love and loss.

Sep 09, 2014

An interesting science fiction offering from Darren Aronofsky that poses profound philosophical questions.

May 31, 2014
  • bigdog423 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is literally a beautiful movie. And you need to pay attention. Once you do, the performances by Jackman and Weisz are lovely and moving. The last 10-15 minutes may be a bit over the top, but the wait for the last scene is worth it. I wept, and I'm not a weepy kinda guy. Definitely one to watch with your honey, especially if he/she doesn't mind a little science fiction and razzle dazzle thrown in.

Apr 23, 2013
  • teddypawz rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I found this to be more confusing and boring than entertainment.

Mar 12, 2013

Indulgent rubbish. This movie would only appeal to the people that ponder over the sound of one hand clapping.

Nov 25, 2012
  • gemini07 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Difficult movie to follow. I appreciated the artistic visual components. However, I felt there was so much going on that it detracted from the movie and nothing ended up being fully developed.

Nov 17, 2012
  • Cannes rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Thinking of killing yourself but your in too good a mood? Try this...

Oct 05, 2012
  • shadyladynz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this, although it took a while to get what was happening. Quite sad story though.

Jun 23, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

One of the most Disappointing -Unwatchable films I’ve ever seen this year. Really a dumb movie. "I fast forwarded all the way." It would be a waste of money to buy.

Jun 15, 2012
  • RustyRook rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

There's definitely a lot of confusion about the plot of this movie. For the people about to watch it I'll give just a little information that may help: Two of the three storylines are fictional, one part written by Izzi, and the second part written by her husband. This brings the plot down to the simple tale of a husband dealing with his wife's death - that's it. Well, I watched it twice and only understood it the second time. There's also the cinematography, music and excellent visuals.

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Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Grand Inquisitor Silecio: Our bodies are prisons for our souls. Our skin and blood, the iron bars of confinement. But fear not. All flesh decays. Death turns all to ash. And thus, death frees every soul.

Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tomas Verde: I'm sorry father, for you there is only death. But our destiny is life!


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Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.

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