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Donnie Darko

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by asarithia, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. asarithia

    asarithia Fledgling Freddie

    Has anyone seen this movie? I'm sure some have. But I haven't. Ordered it a few days ago. Is it worth watching? :)
     
  2. Frizz

    Frizz Can't get enough of FH

    The general census on this board is that it's a bloody good show.

    Once you've seen the film, you may want to click here. Spoilers abound, so only after you've seen the film, kay?
     
  3. Jonny_Darko

    Jonny_Darko Fledgling Freddie

    I absolutely love it. Razor-sharp dialogue and the main actor dude is brilliant. Whether or not I "get" it, now that's another story.
     
  4. SheepCow

    SheepCow Bringer of Code Staff member Moderator

    Yeah it's a great film
     
  5. Nott

    Nott Fledgling Freddie

    Definately worth seeing.
     
  6. Milkshake

    Milkshake Loyal Freddie

    Very very good, the story is excellent, if not slightly puzzling.

    Hit the nail on the head right there bud :p
     
  7. Sar

    Sar Part of the furniture

    I didn't really like it tbh.

    Just confused the hell outta me, and that takes some doing.
     
  8. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Its an amazing film. Very much underrated by the masses.
     
  9. leggy

    leggy Probably Scottish

    The problem is, it's become a bit too cult and I don't think that many people have the balls to say they genuinely didn't like it.

    The first time I saw it (about 2001 in the states) I was genuinely undecided. On repeat viewing there is no doubting that it's an awsome film.
     
  10. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Fledgling Freddie

    It's superb.

    John Hughes 80's teen flick meets David Lynch and then some....
     
  11. asarithia

    asarithia Fledgling Freddie

    Seems like the majority on this forum like the film. any similar movies if there are any? By similarities I mean the, as some people call it, great diaolgue etc?

    And of course. everyone have seen Twin peaks and some people love it. I'm one of those actually. :) Love the "strange feeling" in it. I just hope this movie is somewhat similar since you mention him here :)
     
  12. Meatballs

    Meatballs Loyal Freddie

    Funny and confusing and moving.
     
  13. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    I love it, but my advice is watch it the first time round and let it wash over you. Let it sink in for a couple of days and watch it again, then if you ever get the chance watch it with the directors commentary. I found it made the film much more enjoyable.
     
  14. canny

    canny Fledgling Freddie

    agreed, I watched it for the first time and thought what the hell, then couple weeks later I watched it a couple of times and I found that the more I watch it, the better it gets!
     
  15. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    More or less anything by the Coen brothers, including The Big Lebowski, and The Man who was Never There.
     
  16. Hot Soup

    Hot Soup Fledgling Freddie

    I watched it for the first time yesterday and thought it was a great film. Superb tone , atmosphere and a simply haunting performance by the lead actor. Plus any film which opens with the killing moon is well worth a watch :)
     
  17. asarithia

    asarithia Fledgling Freddie

    Great things have been said about this movie here on Freddy'sHouse. Now I really want to see the movie, but they haven't even shipped it yet! :( Stupid internet-ordering
     
  18. Astfgl

    Astfgl Fledgling Freddie

    It'll be worth the wait... but you'll probably have to watch it twice to understand it... I know I did!!
     
  19. ReActor

    ReActor Fledgling Freddie

    I liked this film, not quite sure why though. Think it was mainly the atmosphere. I liked the way the characters interacted... nothing is completely typical in this film, nothing happens exactly as you expect. Weird, slightly unsettling... I should watch it again actually, really didn't get the ending.

    Also, the soundtrack (and use of music in general) is excellent.
     
  20. asarithia

    asarithia Fledgling Freddie

    Now that's exactly what a great film is! A movie you only watch once isn't really that great, but a movie you HAVE to watch more than one time is mostly worth the money! :)
     
  21. SilverHood

    SilverHood Part of the furniture

    A very disturbing film. I was expected the usual hollywood fare, shag the bird, save the world, etc.

    The film got me thinking... usually, after I watch a film, I think...good / bad... new where's meh T-Shirt.

    I actually sat and thought about the film, and it's meaning for about an hour and a half... not everyday you get a film which alters your perceptions of reality.

    Oh, and the song just before the end... name and author please???
     
  22. Gombur Glodson

    Gombur Glodson Fledgling Freddie

    Need I say Mulholland drive? :D

    Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal.
     
  23. FuzzyLogic

    FuzzyLogic Kicking squealing Gucci little piggy

  24. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    Good film, especially if you want to have your brain ripped out of your skull and stamped on.
     
  25. nath

    nath Fledgling Freddie

    Or you just fancy watching the kinky lesbo scenes :D
     
  26. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    Yeah or that!
     
  27. Gombur Glodson

    Gombur Glodson Fledgling Freddie


    Doing homework at 2.30 am isnt good for my reading skills :(
     
  28. Xtro

    Xtro One of Freddy's beloved

    Try Memento, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, another vote for Mulholland Drive (contains lesbo action *cough*), Ichi The Killer, Das Experiment, Audition, Salo, Welcome to the Dollhouse, The Company of Men, The Idiots, Funny Games and Man Bites Dog.
     
  29. asarithia

    asarithia Fledgling Freddie

    At last I got the movie. It was a bit confusing the first time I watched it. But I couldn't resist to watch it again a few hours later, and that's when I started understanding most of the parts of the film.

    Excellent movie! I think i'll have to watch it again really soon! :) And Xtro, i'll try to get some of those movies too. hehe
     
  30. Astfgl

    Astfgl Fledgling Freddie

    I think I've seen Man Bites Dog. Isn't it some black and white Belgian thing? About a murderer?

    If it is, then yes, it is very good. If not, then I now feel silly.
     

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