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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."
"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…
A mini masterpiece.
One of the most beautiful films ever made.
If I ever have advice for anyone, it would be to never watch the Directors Cut. Half of Donnie Darko's brilliance is its weirdness and ambiguity. It should never need to be fully explained.
The other half of Donnie Darko's brilliance is that frankly unbelievable performance from Jake Gyllenhaal.
To this day, it is still one of the best films I have ever seen in the cinema. It made 2001 a great year. Despite being unemployed..
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…
2nd time. Still need to watch it again.
"Well, life isn't that simple..."
Donnie Darko é um pesadelo que você ama assistir, um "buraco negro" que brinca com sua mente, levando-a pra uma imensidade de direções instigantes e agoniantes.
Estranhamente estranho, ótimo, bom de se ver. Não vejo a hora de ir procurar nos blogs da vida pra entender um pouco mais.
Unquestionably a key film in my personal film education as this is one of those films where I can still remember everything about that screening while at the same time putting it in a very exclusive club. More so few films have inspired these kinds of memories while Richard Kelly is still the only director to have two films like this. At the same time by the time this film had finished after that original screening I wanted to rush out and instantly discuss it with someone while perhaps knowing back then that this film was hardly the easiest premise to sell people on. Still originally destined for a direct to video release it was saved by Drew Barrymore’s production…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
After finishing a play through of Life is Strange I just knew I had to revisit this childhood favourite and while I’d like to say this is one of the greatest triumphs of a debuting director, ever, it actually looks like Donnie Darko was little more than a happy accident. Well at least when talking about the theatrical cut, anyway.
Between the special features and media comments, Richard Kelly actually appears to be a bit of a dumbass. His idea for Donnie Darko was to create a sort of mumblecore superhero movie entrenched in his own religious values. This is obviously an awful idea for a movie, and he clearly had great producers or editors on his side to make…
Donnie Darko is a disturbing, dark and complicated thriller/mystery.
To be honest, it blew me away I wasn't expecting this much from the movie. I expected to be kind of creepy and it is, but to make me think that much and bring shivers to me, that's something masterful . Jake Gyllenhaal is my favorite actor, and he proves he is a good actor even when he was young. The screenplay elements are brilliant and lead to one of the best endings of a movie ever. One of my favorite thrillers of all time
Del Mar Theater - Santa Cruz, CA
ίσως αν το έβλεπα πριν 30 χρόνια δεν θα μου φαινόταν σαν κακογυρισμένη βιντεοταινία
βέβαια δεν ζούσα πριν 30 χρόνια και ούτε και γυρίστηκε πριν 30 χρόνια...οπότε μπορεί και να είναι
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