reviews::movies | Monday, Mar 21st 2005, 05:04:11 PM
Donnie Darko is a really weird film. I think it was the break out film for Jake Gyllenhaal. It's about a mentally disturbed teenager named Donnie Darko. He goes to therapy, takes medication and all of that. One day he "meets" Frank, a 6 foot tall bunny rabbit (or a guy in a bunny rabbit suit). Frank saves him from death and also helps Donnie confront his destiny. Sound weird? That's because it IS.
What it also is is a most bad ass movie. I really really liked it but I have to say that it's not going to be for everyone. The movie has an eerie atmosphere and is very well done in my opinion. The movie doesn't make much sense though, but the acting is good and Patrick Swayze is in the movie... Huh? you ask. Watch the movie and you'll know what I mean.
Did I mention the sound track is awesome? The movie takes place in the 80s so we get some fine 80s music. :) So yeah, if you like strange films that leave you thinking after the movie, watch this. I'm really happy I bought the DVD myself. For me, it lived up to the hype, but then again I like strange films.