I went to see this movie for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s directed by Darren Aronofsky, who is one of my favorite directors and made Requiem for a Dream, which, along with PT Anderson’s Magnolia, was one of the very first movies I ever saw that made me neeeeeeeeeeed to learn about filmmaking. It’s a masterpiece.
Secondly, Marisa Tomei (TV’s A Different World) is in it, and we love her because we have no other option. She is Marisa Tomei.
Thirdly, it has been buzzed about for months because of Mickey Rourke’s performance.
A quick word about Mickey Rourke, in case you’re not familiar.