Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko ★★★★½

I actually got this film free in a newspaper when I was younger, but I was always too scared to watch it on my own. Now, much older but still as scared of the dark, it is one of my favourites. With an excellent performance by a young Jake Gyllenhaal, probably one of his best I think, this puzzle of a film does everything right, and to such a high quality as well. The story is brilliantly played out and works on so many levels, with the twist at the end always managing to amaze me as much as it did the first time. It's a very dark film, verging on both fantasy and horror, but it also manages to be quite emotional and even humorous at times. Most of all, the image of that rabbit will always haunt me.

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