Quick Movie Review: Donnie Darko


I'm catching up on my Must See list at a crawling pace, but I am getting there! I picked up Donnie Darko a couple of weeks ago. I'd heard that I'd either love it or hate it. It's cult favorite, so that's normal.

Turns out I quite liked it. Mind you, I didn't wholly understand it. It would require another watch or two (or more, knowing me) to completely comprehend it, but that didn't stop me from enjoying it.

I liked Jake Gyllenhaal in this. I'm not that familiar with his acting; I can't even recall what I've seen him in, which leads me to believe that this is the first movie I've seen him in. Well, it's a good start. He was rather great in this, and I really bought the whole mentally-ill-teenager-who-talks-to-a-demonic-rabbit scenario. I loved that his sister, Maggie, was in this as....his sister. I've liked her ever since I saw "Secretary". The rest of the cast is good as well.

I wish the demonic rabbit had been in this a little more. Just a little. Of course I didn't get what that was all about, although I have a tiny theory. Or part of a theory. Hmm. On the other hand, perhaps it was better that he wasn't in it more. Yes, I will have to watch it again. I'm already confusing myself.

My grade: A-

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