Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko ★★★½

Film Club #4

I’d probably put Donnie Darko right in the middle of the love & fear scale. 

Jake Gyllenhaal is one of my favorite actors and it was fun going back to one of his earlier movies and seeing how much he’s grown. 

There’s a lot to be unpacked thematically in this story but in my opinion, that’s what makes it fun. I didn’t find it as confusing this time around and I don’t know if that’s because I’m 8 years older or because I watched the director’s cut. 

Time travel as a concept is always confusing but I like the way it was portrayed here and made the ending really quite sad and impactful. Even though mad world played and it’s a meme now so I had to laugh. 

This was also way funnier than I remember it being. Everyone go suck a fuck today✌🏻

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