not like stupid/dull, but as in movies that are so insanely packed with things and ideas and visuals they become…
Dark. Darker. Darko.
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
When it's your birthday you get your favorite supper, your favorite tipple, birthday sex and the pick of what to watch on the television. For me it was a lovely birthday and of course the movie of choice was my all time favorite "Donnie Darko".
I saw this for the first time back in 2002 and couldn't get it out of my head for weeks. It had an unusual effect on me. I've seen thousands of films, but rarely has one lingered quite so much on my conscience. Without doubt a "cult film", this had so many different theories as to what it was really all about, it would make your head spin.In truth I became a little obsessed. I…
"Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion."
I’m pretty sure I was about 13 when I first saw Donnie Darko and over the years it became a place of refuge whenever I felt completely consumed by angst or rage. It’s like a bible for anyone who feels misunderstood or under-appreciated and during your teenage years this is a very common predicament. As a result of my perpetual torment, Donnie became my version of a teen idol. He appeals to the loner or outsider, he’s the rebel with a cause, a reject from a censored and drugged society who takes on the existential burden that comes with being tasked to save the world.
Donnie Darko is not like other coming-of-age movies because it works against the idea that…
"Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?"
"Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"
For what seems like the hundredth time, a movie has broken my brain. And it feels brilliant.
Up until now, this was simply 'the creepy rabbit movie' in my mind. Of course it's still partly that, just with the phrase 'simply amazing' added to the front of it. Because, well, it just is. There's that opening, presenting a seemingly normal scene but still managing to give you the feeling that something is definitely going to happen, then manages to keep up the almost sinister camerawork throughout, resulting in some more beautifully shot scenes. Aided of course by that fantastic soundtrack and a brilliant script…
I have loved movies for as long as I can remember, but things changed in 2001. I turned 17 that year and a vast majority of my time was spent hanging out with friends, finding ways to acquire and consume cheap alcohol and smoking an incomprehensible amount of reefer. At a time when my hormones were raging, I made no attempt to meet girls. At a time when everyone around me was applying for college, I didn't even pretend to study. At a time when I should have been trying to understand the fascinating complexities of the world around me, I shut down and settled into a routine of apathy and sadness.
I didn't like myself. I wasn't…
Donnie Darko is a disturbed, schizophrenic teenager. One day is awakened in the middle of the night by an hallucination of someone - or something - in a horrific rabbit costume. His name is Frank. Frank tells Donnie the world is about to end. In 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds to be precise. A jet engine crashes into his room whilst Donnie’s away from home. The hallucinations of Frank worsen and begin to influence Donnie’s actions. He also finds himself a girlfriend.
Donnie: Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?
Frank: Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
That one is probably my favourite response in any movie of any time. Richard Kelly’s screenplay…
A 2000's classic.
"Real or imaginary?
This movie is so fucking weird and I love it. I loved it to begin with and then the ending came around and I literally said what the fuck because seriously what the fuck. The acting was spectacular and that's coming from someone who doesn't find Make Gyllenhaal go be a good actor usually. The story itself was amazing. I love it.
A deeply disturbing trek into the mind of a troubled youth, Donnie Darko is a bleak, engrossing experience with amazing performances across the board.
if you're looking to get fucked up and confused, this is the movie for you.
I hold this film in very high regard. Every time I re-watch this film I bring into question my favourite films of all time. It has definitely earned its place among them. Donnie Darko compares to nothing else. I always sit stunned by its brilliance as the post credits roll, always hitting the web to read all the wonderful takes and perceptions people have of this troubling tale. It always lingers long after its close. It's amazing to think that such a masterpiece was a flop on release.
It is quite hard to categorise. It's a dark and brooding tale of a teenager, it's packed full of interesting relationships. With elements of fantasy, Horror and Time travel this film is…
Still blows my mind every time I see it. A cult classic, one that everytime I see it, it feels like it's the first time again. There's so much to pick up on in repeat viewings.
Beautifully shot, great soundtrack, oddly funny in places, and one weird performance from Jake Gyllenhaal.
There really is no other film like it, throughout the history of cinema. Completely unique and complex. It's a modern masterpiece.
Komplexer Mystery-Thriller, dessen Stärken in der Handlung liegen, obwohl ich dort aber auch ein paar Abzüge verrechnen konnte. Empfehlenswert wäre es hierbei, sich diesen Film zwei- oder drei Mal anzusehen, um auch wirklich alles zu verstehen. Für Fans des Mystery-Genres ist er wie gemacht. Verständnis für komplexe Handlungen sind vorausgesetzt.
Tenho que assistir mais uma vez pra dar uma review decente.
I watched the directory's commentary feature with my cousin since she'd never seen it before. I love watching this movie, and seeing all the different characters.
Now that I've seen the dir. comm. twice now, I feel like it's a bit long, and there was a reason why it was cut down for the theatrical release. Having said that, I do like how the chapters of the book interspersed in the movie do add to the lore of the movie.
Movies that are slightly off.
What's really going on in that neighbourhood?