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Donnie Darko Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross

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DONNIE DARKO is a film written and directed by Richard Kelly in 2001.

Donald Darko is a teen suffering from schizophrenic disorders. He regularly sees a psychiatrist who tries to cure him by using hypnosis as a complement to the drugs he has to take. Besides a growing agressiveness and recurrent sleepwalking, Donald is starting to suffer from hallucinations involving a giant rabbit who tells him that the end of the world is close. This figure also forces him to commit criminal actions such as the destruction of a water pipe and the arson of the house of a local celebrity.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Fantasy/Magic?    -   Yes Fantasy element:    -   Ghost Buddy Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   clairvoyant Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

United States    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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