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Donnie Darko is one of those movies where, no matter how many times you watch it, you'll have trouble completely understanding exactly what's going on.
But I see that as a good thing in a film, unless of course that film is Mulholland Drive (click here to see the comic that started it all!).
Anyway, I remember when Donnie Darko first started to become popular. It was awhile after the movie had hit theaters, and I was watching it on VHS (I think it was VHS) with my friends from high school. The movie finished and we each looked at each other and said, "Wait, what?"
I then took out a piece of paper and drew a diagram of what I thought had really taken place in the movie, and after I was done with it, I realized that this movie had an incredible amount of depth and reasoning to everything that took place.
The movie itself is about a boy who is having a lot of troubles in school and at home. He's dealing with a lot of issues, and in order to deal with it, he's lashing out in ways that are completely unexpected.
This movie, if you haven't guessed it by now, is a psychological thriller, so if you're not a fan of that type of movie, you're definitely going to want to stray away. If though, you ARE a fan of psychological thrillers, there's little to no chance you haven't seen this movie already, so this entire blog post is probably a waste of time.
Either way, I think you should watch this movie because it's one of my all-time favorites and it's amazing. The ending song captures the theme of the movie perfectly. Add it to your queue!