Sunday, December 19, 2010
Troubled teen Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) receives a disturbing vision that the world will end in 28 days. With the help of various characters, including a 6 foot tall rabbit named Frank, he is drawn into an alarming series of events that may or may not be a product of his growing insanity.
As I was watching this, the same thought kept popping into my head: WHY THE HELL AM I WATCHING THIS? I knew why (how can you resist Jake's puppy dog eyes?), but I honestly wonder why I didn't turn off the movie when I got into "WTF" territory. I think whoever wrote the screenplay watched Harvey one too many times because really, you can't come up with the whole 6 foot tall rabbit thing without a little inspiration. I also felt a little gypped by the ending. Don't get me wrong. I liked Donnie Darko. I just thought it was really, really, really weird.
My Rating: ****