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.
"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…
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..
"28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds. That is when the world will end".
After working tediously long hours in my universities interior design studio, I needed to watch a film. Having gotten a few recommendations about this film I thought I'd give it a try.
First off I will say this in my opinion is possibly Jake Gyllenhaal's best performance. He plays the roll of Donnie Darko, an extremely troubled teenager with paranoid schizophrenia. By interacting with his "imaginary" friend Frank, a giant bunny, events unfold and explain the seriousness and intensity of his mental illness.
This is not a horror film. It is a very psychologically heavy thriller. I enjoyed it because of that. There was not…
A lot of people seem to be backing away from Donnie Darko nowadays, distancing themselves from it like it's a particularly painful memory, an unwelcome flashback to their high school days. Well, maybe so. But don't blame that on the movie. I'm not going to give it credit for profundity that it doesn't have, except that it kind of does. A mysterious puzzle of a film, but pleasingly straightforward about its oddness. Gyllenhaal, Barrymore, and Swayze doing the best work of their careers.
If you don't like this movie, we can't be friends.
Seriously, this film is flawless. It's just brimming with life and heart and intelligence and terror. Every character is a fully conceived, real person. The use of music is better than almost any movie I can think of. The nightmare scenes are terrifying, the relationship between Donnie and Gretchen is beautiful, Frank is...
I can't think of what to write here because it's so obvious that this movie is amazing. It's all on the screen.
But that tracking shot through the high school set to "Head Over Heels" by Tears for Fears? I'm pretty sure that's what heaven looks like.
Ah, Donnie Darko. Quite possibly one of the best movies I have ever had the pleasure of watching. It is such a unique film and Gyllenhal puts on an amazing performance as Donnie. It may come off as an odd and dark film, but it exceeds your expectations.
The film kind of messes with your mind in a strange but beautiful way that cannot be fully explained; you need to watch it to find out what I mean.
The cast is very well put together. Jake Gyllenhal was perfect for the role of Donnie. Swayze, Berrymore and the other Gyllenhal (Maggie) along with the rest of the cast also put on spectacular performances. Note: Also watch for a very young Ashley Tisdale.
I watched Donnie Darko for the first time yesterday and all I can say is this; if you haven't seen it yet then don't leave it as long as me. What a film!
A unique cinematic phenomenon. Donnie Darko is a twisted and magical film that has to be watched by all. Everything, from the setting to the score, is so wonderfully weird. It has had an unprecedented impact on the cult movie scene, to the point that 'Darko' has become synonymous with 'cult'. Ultimately a story of redemption, Donnie Darko is a film to be loved and a name never to be forgotten.
Not sure what happened, but it was interesting. Something about time travel and a bunny ....
A six foot tall rabbit man.
εφηβεία και time travel είναι μια πετυχημένη συνταγή
Despite having to be up relatively early I found myself unable to sleep - most likely due to an ill-timed nap. With Cat in bed and me wanting to kill time until the tiredness kicked in, I cast an eye towards the messy pile of DVDs that are currently sat in front of the TV. When visiting the parents for New Years I had unwisely decided to bring back a few more films, thus adding to the pile and exacerbating Cat's endless quest to keep the flat tidy. Most of these films I hadn't seen in years, and Donnie Darko was sat atop this pile tempting me. So in the DVD player it went. Director Richard Kelly does an excellent…