PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.
According to director Darren Aronofsky, the film is inspired by the philosophical sci-fi films 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), The Matrix (1999), Latin-American writer Eduardo Galeano's fantasy story "Memories of Fire", and the epic biography-fairytale Once Upon a Time in America (1984).
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The seed Tommy is planting at the end is from a Liquidambar styraciflua, and should not be green during the heart of winter. Additionally, a L. styraciflua seed of this maturation is most likely immature and will not germinate, regardless of the season.
The entire credits run against a star field background, then at the very, very end there is one final sigh as they fade to black.
The film was originally submitted to the BBFC on 30th June 2006, where it was passed with a 15 certificate. However, on 30th November 2006 the film was submitted again as a "re-edited" international version, with "changes made to reels 2, 3 and 5". This new version runs 16 seconds longer and was awarded a lower 12A certificate. The BBFC's website does not list the specific changes made.
$3,768,702 26 November 2006