I don't think this film will play well to general audiences, but it's audacious in scope and has underlying themes dealing with the force of will and the quest for everlasting life, the power of love and dedication. Director Aronofsky juggles a fractured narrative of 3 main time periods, the film falls into place about half way through, and becomes poetic cinema, the visuals just propel the metaphors through and through and becomes quite a journey through time and space and commitment. The pace feels about right for the material, and the acting comes across as emotionally honest between the 2 main characters, Tom and Izzie (Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz). One aspect I really enjoyed was the use of snowfall in present day, and the use of the same sort of falling pattern of nebulous streaks in the future. I don't expect this film to last long at the theaters, so if you are remotely interested in it, go see it this weekend. (Edit: Upon my 2nd viewing, I'm going to bump up the rating): I give it 4 stars, or a grade of A.