Sure to keep you on the edge of you seat from start to finish. Rebecca Hall is outstanding and the tension is earned, but the final product may come off as half-cooked or somewhat pretentious. I get that they're going for something a bit deeper here, but it's nothing The Babadook didn't already do with better results. I'd still recommend for a fun little thriller kind of night.
Donnie Darko is funny, it's original, it's mind-boggling, and above all else it is entertaining as hell. Though all these things, in the end it is ultimately too heavy and twisted to be fully understood and, though this may be intentional, it doesn't quite sit well when not enough information is shared. The direction is solid, the story is genius, and Gyllenhaal's performance is impressive for his age. It's an outstanding psychological thriller.
This anti-romantic comedy is one of those rare jewels in which the director's style soars above an otherwise familiar story. Thanks to phenomenal direction, excellent acting, and one hilarious script this film rises above the majority of every other in its genre. It's romantic, it's anti-romantic, it's emotional, and it's hilarious. This is the perfect comedy for those looking for an outside the norm rom-com.