Here it is. After eight years, I still consider this to be my favourite all-time film. I credit this film for helping to develop my interesting in analyzing film, which eventually resulted in me going to take Film Studies in University.
I was interested in the film ever since it was recommended by the IMDb ever since it’s release in late 2001. However, I was disappointed about how the film never appeared theatrically in Canada and I did not finally see it until I rented it the next summer.
It will be an understatement to say that the film has a confusing narrative. However, the confusion turned to intrigue as I found myself compelled to not only watch the film over and over again, but also look up websites on the film to find explanations for the plot.
Donnie Darko is a nice little sci-fi film that you will either end up loving or hating, depending on how much of yourself you put into the film.
That said, by all costs, avoid the cash-in sequel just released on DVD yesterday (which I still won’t name).