Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko ★★★★½

One of the 21st century’s best cult classics. I know there are haters out there, but you know that is going to be the case with any film. Yes I know that it can be confusing for most viewers, but no one ever said you had to understand something to love it. I mean I’m a huge David Lynch fan and no one can tell me they know exactly what he was saying with every film he ever done. So while it does feel like the ending will put your brain in a pretzel trying to make sense of all the time travel logic, but maybe the point is that time travel is an impossible concept to understand anyway. I absolutely hate the director’s cut and pretty much refuse to watch it, so this was the theatrical version. It had been a number of years since I last saw it, but it was time to show my kid. Most of these re-watches I have been doing is showing my 13 year old the classics. They absolutely loved this one the most out of all the films of this weekend. I think the music has a lot to do with it, I also think it speaks to their offbeat personality as well. Donnie is such a great character for those who feel different than the other people around them. I will always highly recommend this film, it is really a must see.

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