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Old 26-09-2012, 15:38
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What a roller coaster. It's so strange and abstract and im so confused

What's the director trying to say? Can anyone explain the weird plot to me?
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Old 26-09-2012, 16:01
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donnie_Darko

Makes more sense second time around.
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Old 26-09-2012, 16:58
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What a roller coaster. It's so strange and abstract and im so confused

What's the director trying to say? Can anyone explain the weird plot to me?
Donnie survived the plane crash. By doing so, it created an alternate universe that would destroy the lives of many other people. Ultimately, he was given the choice to die in the initial crash, and he choose to do so, in order to spare the lives of those people being destroyed.
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Old 27-09-2012, 22:01
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I watched this last night for the 1st time brilliant film, I was a bit confused but my friend who i watched it with went into detail what it was about

Bubble Boy is another good film with Jake in btw
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Old 27-09-2012, 22:13
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Classic scenes....

- The Smurf discussion
- The "lifeline" scene
- Sparkle Motion bringing the house down
- "There's a big fat guy watching us right now"
- CHUT UP
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Old 27-09-2012, 22:19
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Figuring it out for yourself is most of the fun with that film.
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Old 27-09-2012, 22:26
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I find the bunny deeply creepy.Makes the hairs on my arms stand on end.
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Old 27-09-2012, 22:58
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I find the bunny deeply creepy.Makes the hairs on my arms stand on end.
Used to creep me out too when I was younger.
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Old 27-09-2012, 23:50
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Okay, so it's a glamourous and cool film to like with a good soundtrack, but come on, the plot is bonkers.

If Donnie Darko was set in Grimsby with Dean Gaffney as Donnie then I doubt it's raise many heads.
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Old 28-09-2012, 08:43
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Also a tip....don't watch it drunk, like I did. Great film it just took a while to understand it...
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Old 28-09-2012, 19:55
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Classic scenes....

- The Smurf discussion
- The "lifeline" scene
- Sparkle Motion bringing the house down
- "There's a big fat guy watching us right now"
- CHUT UP
how about the tears for fears montage, head over heels

about as classic, as it gets, in terms of mood and music
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Old 31-01-2013, 01:51
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Watched it now for the first time. Thought it was incredible. Frank was terrifying in my opinion... that voice, the costume. But I am so confused by the events of the film. There was a lot of things that we obviously missed during the narrative, but I read them up, things like Jim Cunningham committing suicide and Roberta Sparrow.

The end montage with "Mad World" was really powerful, but I just didn't get why Donnie had to die and everything was reversed (well, okay, I do, the story would have been much different if he survived), was he no longer scared of death and dying alone? As I had his "Every living organism dies alone" quote in my head. The worst part of it was Gretchen saying at the end that she didn't know who he was.
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Old 31-01-2013, 07:14
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Also a tip....don't watch it drunk, like I did. Great film it just took a while to understand it...
Another tip, don't watch the sequel. 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.
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Old 31-01-2013, 17:35
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Took me a few re-watches before I got what was going on. Brilliant film.
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Old 31-01-2013, 17:54
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A very good film, but I havent seen it in years
I loved the Gary Jules cover of Mad World.
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Old 31-01-2013, 20:06
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There's a split into an alternative universe - they have to get back to when the debris fell on the Darko house -Donnie Darko is a kind of Christ figure who has to sacrifice himself to save everything - I think that's it.
I think though the whole shift in the universe begins to happen at the start of the film when Donnie wakes up on the road at dawn.

It's one of my favourite films - doesn't hurt that Jake Gyllenhaal is in it Also I love the music.

I've watched it over and over again.
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Old 31-01-2013, 20:32
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If Donnie Darko was set in Grimsby with Dean Gaffney as Donnie then I doubt it's raise many heads.
That would be true of pretty much any film, though.
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