Ok so there was a discussion about your favorite film to cheer you up,now what about the most depressing films that you have seen?What film is a sure buzz killer,guaranteed to bring you down?
For me one of the most depressing films I have ever seen was Leaving Las Vegas starring Nicholas Cage.It's gotten to the point that if I see it showing on the box I just have to skip over it,even though I feel it's a valid film and well acted.(Cage won an Oscar) It is just too difficult for me to watch Nicolas Cage's character self destruct by drinking himself to death while the prostitute(played by Elizabeth Shue) who is taking care of him is desperately trying to love him,while battling her own demons and her lifestyle.
The film was directed and written by Mike Figgis, based on a semi-autobiographical novel by John O'Brien. Two weeks after the production of the film had started, O'Brien committed suicide. A halt of the project was considered, but work on the film was continued as a memorial of sorts.
Some other dark gems I would list are Requiem For A Dream,Bjork's Dancer In The Dark,The Diving Bell And The Butterfly,Million Dollar Baby,Donnie Darko,Sophie's Choice.....Those are just a few of mine.....
Your turn,if you can sit through such angst??