Donnie Darko (2001)

It is hard to believe that such a film was written and directed by an American, i.e. Richard Kelly. But we need to take things from the beginning.

Donnie Darko is a movie where Science Fiction is used as a pretext to tackle a number of issues that one faces in a western society. Fear for anything which is different, hypocrisy, an attempt to oversimply the human nature in order to have a digestible model for psychological survival, are some of the diseases that plague that society…

A weird story that has different viewing angles, the one of the main hero, i.e. Donnie Darko (from the word dark?), his therapist, his parents, his friends, each angle revealing a portion of the truth about the role of the new generation, their needs and the impact of the lack of fulfilment in their lives.

A surreal movie that one should see with an open mind and if so, for sure will enjoy.

My rating: 08/10