Donnie Darko Preview Thoughts
Donnie Darko is about death and the possibilities of life.
It is a sci-fi semi-comic drama. Donnie Darko is
also the name of the main character, a high school
suburban guy growing up in an interesting way.
Here are some things to look for as you watch the film:
Notice where Donnie wakes up at the beginning. He'll
return to this point later on, in a car with a girl.
As Donnie rides his bike home (in the beginning),
he is passed by a red car. You'll see this car
again toward the end of the film.
The scene where the high school is introduced is
very fun. One critic aptly compared it with a music
There is one dream vision where we see the ocean
and sky with what appear to be futuristic buildings
rising from the sea. They are not really buildings;
look closely and you might be able to recognize them.
At one point, Frank and Donnie are talking in a movie theatre.
Listen carefully to their conversation, and try to
make sense of it after you know the ending.
At the party, what makes Donnie suddenly
realize time is running out?
Donnie says to the clown what Drew Barrymore's
character said to him earlier.
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