Mar 16, 2008

Wiwille's movie reviews part 38

What a night to celebrate the life of St Patrick. Oh what a night indeed, but I'm getting off topic.

Donnie Darko is a film most are familiar with as it spawned a massive cult following a few years ago. Set in the mid 80s Donnie is a disturbed teenager who constantly sees visions of a guy dressed in a dark bunny rabbit costume. The spawn haunts Donnie and has him do various arts of vandalism including arson.

Fascinated by the images in his head, Donnie starts his own theories of why he's compelled to do such deeds and looks into time travel as a possibility which worries his teacher. His parents and therapist are equally baffled by the delusions and are concerned for his well being.

Donnie Darko is refreshingly original as well as entertaining. The acting is superb, the script is enjoyable, and it's dark humor and themes are engaging. It's no wonder why this movie became such a huge hit on video. This satisfying mystery is a must for any collection. Thanks to WIGSF for submitting this.

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"An engaging, time-tripping Holden Caulfield." - Lou Lumenick


SareBeth said...
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SareBeth said...

Hands down, my favorite movie of all time. Good choice WIGSF! :)

whatigotsofar said...

Sounds a bit like the movie Harvey.

Mattbear said...

One of the things I really loved about Donnie Darko was that it could be interpreted a few different ways.

That was, until I watched it with the Director Commentary on. I did this hoping to gain some insight into how this brilliant movie was made. Unfortunately, in the commentary, the director tells you exactly what he intended, and basically says you're an idiot if you try to interpret it any other way.