Donnie Darko Reviews
"Donnie Darko" criticizes sarcastically education, teaching, religion and people, all from Donnie's point of view, as he sees his religious school take in the life education method from the life guru played by Patrick Swayze, that ends up being arrested as its found that he is a child porn enthusiast and his teacher Karyn (Drew Barrymore) who's the one actually trying to teach something to her students but ends up fired because of her method of teaching being to "unordinary", the film shows how society works and how stupid it all is, as you can see from Donnie's expressions and his looks at things happening around him.
From more of a critic side of view the film is good, the cast does a good job, with few exceptions, the shooting sometimes may seem kind of immature and you may see an out of place slow motion shot here and there, but you won't notice manly because of the interesting story and fine written dialogues. In the end "Donny Darko" is a good movie, with few problems, a good story, memorable characters and a good critic of society. 3.5/5.
The ending is VERY weird, and the whole movies a bit too odd for me, but that being said, I did enjoy Donnie Darko, thanks to a good story and a great performance from Jake Gyllenhaal.
Anyways, the film felt quite bland and, like said, cringy at times.
I still wonder why it is recommended so often and why it even is put at par with Requiem For a Dream (a God-tier film).
Richard Kelly, to where did all this talent?