Monday, January 30, 2006

Donnie Darko

Do you like these movies?

The Butterfly Effect
12 Monkeys

Then you need to check out this one.

The year is 1988 set in Middlesex, just an average suburban area, it follows a genius schizophrenic named Donnie Darko. Donnie has stopped taking his medication and when his hallucination, Frank a gaint bunny, saves him from an airplane engine that mysteriously lands on his room, he learns the world is going to end in 28 days.

A new girl moves to town, her and Donnie start going out. Strange things begin to happen to Donnie as he cuts a path of destruction thru town and learns of time travel. He struggles with the meaning of fear and love and questions the existence of God.

The movie is impossible to categorize part comedy, part sci-fi, and part horror. The movie questions your perceptions of reality with a chilling ending. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the character of Donnie Darko and does an eerie job, going from clueless to psycho with a smile. You never know what to expect with Donnie Darko. One minute your laughing about the sex life of smurfs, the next your wondering what the fuck is going on. This is a movie you'll want to watch at least twice.

Make sure it's the director's cut!


Jaime said...

i have the old one. i want the new one, but i hate double dips.

:P fuzzbox said...

That movie was freaky. He appeared to be 3/4 stoned the whole time and I probably would have enjoyed the movie more if I had been the same way. It was cool though and worth watching.