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Film review of Donnie Darko

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Film review of Donnie Darko Film reviewed by= Natalie Faulkner, Director= Richard Kelly, Writer= Richard Kelly, Genre= thriller, fantasy, sci fiction, Drama and horror, Length of film= 113 minutes Stars/characters= Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne and Patrick Swayze, Katharine Ross and Noah Wyle Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a Middlesex high schooler that suffers from mental disabilities, and has refused to take his medication. ...read more.

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He then returns home the next morning to find that "frank" may have saved his life from being obliterated by a jet engine that falls from the sky, which crashes into his bedroom. He then carries on living the tangent universe, and faces many hallucinations/visions of "frank", which results in him causing many acts of vandalism and worse. ...read more.

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This film never fails to run out of energy, it never fails to surprise, to wake/shake the audience, it never loses the ability to affect you, what more you could you ask from a film? Donnie Darko is an intriguing, haunting, gripping, and deeply moving and is very mysterious. Donnie Darko is true cinematic achievement and highly recommend you go see this film. (look at for Patrick Swayze in a blatant bid at a career comeback with his cameo appearance as a dishonest motivational speaker!) Natalie Faulkner 11IM GCSE Assignment 2 08/05/2007 ...read more.

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