I thought back to the incredibly lame and cheesy “scary” anti-drug movies we watched in health class in middle school. I wonder if this movie would be effective at all. In the “Making of” segment on the DVD, the director did mention that he didn’t intend it to be a movie specifically about drugs, but any of the things that give us a high or can be addictive – TV, food, WoW, etc.
As far as Aronofsky’s work, I definitely enjoyed Pi more. The style was somehow more interesting, and the possible conspiracy plot fascinated me. Requiem was just plain disturbing.
I think the advice that someone gave me a while ago still stands: see this movie, but don’t see it alone.