Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Donnie Darko (2001)


Personal Rating: 9 out of 10           IMDB Rating 8.3 out of 10 (As of September 29, 2010)

Donnie Darko is a philosophical labyrinth of ideas. The movie inspires deep thought about life and each of our own destined paths in a unique way. Donnie Darko (actor Jake Gyllenhaal) is a troubled high schooler with many emotional fears. Not everything is well in the reality of Donnie Darko. Throughout the story he is lead by a higher power whom guides his fate. All of it ending in a huge twist that makes the viewer question why they hadnt put two and two together as the movie progressed.

Donnie Darko

This producer did spawn a sequel (S. Darko, 2009) telling the story of Donnie Darko's younger sister, but the movie just comes off as trying too hard to imitate the theme of the original. It seems more like a stoner movie than a movie that made any real sense.

 Epic Quotes-

Emily Bates: Mom said the school is closed today because it's flooded, and there's feces everywhere!
Susie Bates: What are feces?
Emily Bates: Baby mice.
Susie Bates: Aww.

15 comments:

  1. love that movie. jake gyllenhaal is a great actor.

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  2. Great post man. Keep in touch... Look forward to more.

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  3. Saw this movie the other day. Loved it.

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  4. Never seen it, but the quote made me chuckle. Might check it out.

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  5. I love this movie
    It makes me sad a lot of the youngsters don't know about it :(

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  6. I watched S. Darko the other day. Not worth it. Although the main character is decent looking. She also did the voice for lilo in "lilo and stitch"

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  7. this movie is epic. but you have to watch hit a few times to know wtf is going on

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  8. This movie was such a trip. Difficult to wrap your head around it on the first viewing.

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  9. The twist at the end got me, although rewatching it was worthwhile also.

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  10. "why are you wearing that silly man suit?"

    crazy movie. did anyone see that S. Darko spin off? was it any good?

    btw, great blog, dude. following!

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  11. i torrented this movie awhile ago and still have to watch it. from this review.. might aswell watch it later

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  12. Cult classic. Recently watched it for the first time. Memorable and will watch it again. Great review!

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