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Donnie Darko

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Donnie DarkoWow, just when I had given up on movies, comes Donnie Darko. This is a superb film. Go watch out!

Donnie Darko tells the story of a teenage boy who sees a human size bunny rabbit whose name is Frank. Frank is warning Donnie that the world is about to end and that he must prepare for it. In the real world Donnie goes to private school and puts up with much of the same crap that other high school kids put up with, namely bullies, girls, and crazy teachers. At the same time that this is going on he meets his first real girlfriend who also has a messed up life, and the two seem rather happy. But of course Frank is still warning Donnie of the end of the world and Donnie’s psychologist doesn’t seem to get the fact that Donnie really needs help.

Eventually all of Frank’s warnings start coming true and the clues that Donnie gathers all start pointing him to the idea of time travel and the end of the world.

While we may think Donnie is just mental, you can’t quite fault him too much either, cause the real world seems to be just as crazy with people listening to con artist motivational speakers and having hypocritical morals.

In the end Donnie is right about the world, it does come to an end, and who are we to judge him, for it’s Donnie Darko’s world and he’s only letting us see it for a while.

After watching this film, I kind of wanted to compare it to American Beauty, but Donnie Darko is a better film, because it’s characters are more grounded and you can relate to them better. Darko’s parents are not over dramatic, they make jokes, they try not to let life become too serious, they love their son and are concerned for him. But most of all Donnie’s fear of dying alone is the most universal theme of all, because while none of the other characters admit to eachother that they share Donnie’s fear, they are undeniably connected to him in the end because of it.

5 out 5 stars

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