I heard about the movie Donnie Darko before because of the song “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears. And because I cannot find it in legitimate DVD in Manila, or in the DBD version, I have no recourse but to torrent it.
No expectations before I start watching it. Until after 30 minutes, I was like, what the hell is happening? Is this like Sliding Doors? Or Fringe?
I read that the movie was a flop when it was released. I understand, knowing the cranial capacity of the US audience. But I am a late fan of this movie.
The concept of “Primary Universe” and “Tangent Universe” are too esoteric that you have to dig deeper (read: research) after you are done watching it.
Great acting from Jake Gyllenhaal, sister Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone, and Noah Wyle. Seth Rogen is also in the movie. Not so famous, then.
Watch this film. It is included in Film 4’s 50 Films You Should See Before You Die.