- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- Release Date: March 19 2002
- Average Customer Review: 529 customer reviews
- ASIN: B000QXDCOW
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,975 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
Donnie Darko (Bilingual)
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(Mar 19, 2002)
This unclassifiable but stunningly original film obliterates the walls between teen comedy, science fiction, family drama, horror, and cultural satire--and remains wildly entertaining throughout. Jake Gyllenhaal (October Sky) stars as Donnie, a borderline-schizophrenic adolescent for whom there is no difference between the signs and wonders of reality (a plane crash that decimates his house) and hallucination (a man-sized, reptilian rabbit who talks to him). Obsessed with the science of time travel and acutely aware of the world around him, Donnie is isolated by his powers of analysis and the apocalyptic visions that no one else seems to share. The debut feature of writer-director Richard Kelly, Donnie Darko is a shattering, hypnotic work that sets its own terms and gambles--rightfully so, as it turns out--that a viewer will stay aboard for the full ride. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A favorite movie from back in the day, highly recommend for those who like something with a kind of creepy feel but without being scary. Also recommend for those who like not knowing where the movie is going with things.
Thankfully this is not the director's cut, as I believe that cut was exceptionally bad. They changed all the music and altered almost every scene in that cut, changed the whole atmosphere. So if you enjoy the original, do not consider Director's Cut.
For me, one of my favourite parts of this movie was a minor subplot involving two characters. Drew Barrymore imbues her excellent portrayal of the high school English teacher trying hard to reach reluctant students with great compassion, especially in the byplay between her and the young Cherita Chen. It's a touching and evocative portrayal of the hidden compassion teachers can feel for particular students, of the general struggle of teachers today who care about their students. It's hard to describe it, but it's absolutely magnificent.
This movie is worth buying because it's worth watching more than once; there are complexities and nuances of the plot itself and of the minor characters that reveal themselves only on subsequent viewings.
I pop the DVD into my player and two hours later, I have to pick up my jaw from the floor! Do not believe what is stated on the backcover of the DVD! This film is awesome! It contains an original plot, greating casting and hauntingly beautiful music. It is high on my list of all time favourites with Lord of the Rings, The Matrix (first movie, Reloaded is dissappointing), Gattaca, Sleepy Hollow and From Hell.
This movie deserves a wider audience. Spread the word or buy it as a gift for your friends and relatives. For the sake of great movie-making and beautiful music-writing! It is so good that I feel sorry for director Richard Kelly. Because with such an astonishing debut, how is he going to top this one! I just hope that I am wrong.....
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