Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko ★★★★★

The only film to ever leave me with a number of good laughs and an impressionable existential crisis.

This is my second time seeing this whole thing through, though I've seen certain scenes countless times from YouTube alone. The sci-fi elements, teenage drama, edgy tone etc. all add up to something memorable here, and something inpactful. This was another one of those movies that really got me interested in film as an art form and what it can achieve, so its an obligatory perfect score from me.

This movie definitely isn't perfect, but its atmosphere alone is enough to keep it interesting. I also forgot how awesome this soundtrack actually is, holy cow. I wouldn't call myself a big sci-fi fan (it's probably my least favorite genre), though Donnie Darko manages to make me reconsider that point. While the sci-fi elements are undoubtedly fun to dive into and analyze, this whole movie is just fun to rewatch. It's quotable, has great characters and an unforgettable mood that stays with you long after the credits roll. I'll always have a special place in my heart for this one.

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