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11th Apr '16 1:30:59 PM RookEncounte
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* TheSchizophreniaConspiracy: Donnie's psychiatrist suggests that his paranoia is caused by his schizophrenia. To be fair, she brings up the ''hallucination of a giant talking bunny rabbit'' first to justify her diagnosis.

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* TheSchizophreniaConspiracy: Donnie's psychiatrist suggests that his paranoia is caused by his schizophrenia. To be fair, she brings up the ''hallucination of a giant talking bunny rabbit'' first to justify her diagnosis. To be fair to Donnie, this part of the plot makes far more sense than the {{Black and White Insanity}} that he contends with at school.
11th Apr '16 1:28:13 PM RookEncounte
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** [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in [[TheFundamentalist Ms. Kitty Farmer]], who believes she is, but is shown instead to be suffering from BlackAndWhiteInsanity.
9th Apr '16 9:08:22 PM Mdumas43073
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A cult MindScrew film from 2001, written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal as the title character. Also featured in the cast are Creator/JennaMalone, Creator/DrewBarrymore, Creator/MaryMcDonnell, Katharine Ross, Creator/PatrickSwayze, Creator/NoahWyle, and Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal.

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A cult MindScrew film from 2001, written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal as the title character. Also featured in the cast are Creator/JennaMalone, Creator/JenaMalone, Creator/DrewBarrymore, Creator/MaryMcDonnell, Katharine Ross, Creator/PatrickSwayze, Creator/NoahWyle, and Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal.
9th Apr '16 9:08:08 PM Mdumas43073
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A cult MindScrew film, set in October 1988, about a schizophrenic teenager called Donnie Darko (Creator/JakeGyllenhaal) who sees a demonic rabbit figure named "Frank" while sleepwalking. Frank tells him that the world will end in 28 days, just before a jet engine crashes into Donnie's bedroom. Donnie credits Frank with saving his life by causing him to sleepwalk out of the house, and begins to do Frank's bidding, while gradually trying to uncover the strange events around him which [[MindScrew may or may not]] be related either to TimeTravel, an [[AnotherDimension Alternate Dimension]], or Donnie's worsening [[TheSchizophreniaConspiracy Schizophrenia.]]

A [[DirectorsCut director's cut]] version was constructed by the author Richard Kelly several years after the original release. It greatly alters the pacing of the movie by the addition of deleted scenes, new digital effects and soundtrack alterations. The author considers this version not a director's cut but rather an "extended special edition". Fan opinions are somewhat divided as to which version is better.

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A cult MindScrew film, set film from 2001, written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Creator/JakeGyllenhaal as the title character. Also featured in the cast are Creator/JennaMalone, Creator/DrewBarrymore, Creator/MaryMcDonnell, Katharine Ross, Creator/PatrickSwayze, Creator/NoahWyle, and Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal.

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October 1988, about a schizophrenic teenager called Donnie Darko (Creator/JakeGyllenhaal) who sees a demonic rabbit figure named "Frank" while sleepwalking. Frank tells him that the world will end in 28 days, just before a jet engine crashes into Donnie's bedroom. Donnie credits Frank with saving his life by causing him to sleepwalk out of the house, and begins to do Frank's bidding, while gradually trying to uncover the strange events around him which [[MindScrew may or may not]] be related either to TimeTravel, an [[AnotherDimension Alternate Dimension]], or Donnie's worsening [[TheSchizophreniaConspiracy Schizophrenia.]]

A [[DirectorsCut director's cut]] version was constructed by the author Richard Kelly several years after the original release. It greatly alters the pacing of the movie by the addition of deleted scenes, new digital effects and soundtrack alterations. The author considers this version not a director's cut but rather an "extended special edition". Fan opinions are somewhat divided as to which version is better.
26th Mar '16 2:42:45 AM zerohelix
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Debatable. Donnie's father, Eddie Darko, chokes out a chuckle at the "he told me to forcibly insert the lifeline exercise into my anus" line. However, he's actually rather crass for an 80's dad, if the opening montage where he blasts Elisabeth with a leaf blower didn't already clue you in.\\
Earlier in the film, Donnie argues with his sister and she tells him to "Suck a fuck." He retorts by asking how that's even possible, before there's a pause, followed by both of them laughing.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: ActuallyPrettyFunny:
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Debatable. Donnie's father, Eddie Darko, chokes out a chuckle at the "he told me to forcibly insert the lifeline exercise card into my anus" line. However, he's actually rather crass for an 80's dad, if the opening montage where he blasts Elisabeth with a leaf blower didn't already clue you in.\\
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Earlier in the film, Donnie argues with his sister and she tells him to "Suck a fuck." He retorts by asking how that's even possible, before there's a pause, followed by both of them laughing.
26th Mar '16 2:40:44 AM zerohelix
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* CheshireCatGrin: the expression on Frank's mask is a rather disturbing parody of a cutesy buck-toothed rabbit.
* CloudCuckooLander: Donnie. He could also be interpreted as a Deconstruction, as his behavior has him sent to counseling and diagnosed with schizophrenia, as well as the isolation leading him to violent behavior in his youth and adolescence. [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight However,]] [[TheSchizophreniaConspiracy There's a possibility that he's not even one of these at all...]]

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* CheshireCatGrin: the The expression on Frank's mask is a rather disturbing parody of a cutesy buck-toothed rabbit.
* CloudCuckooLander: Donnie. He could also be interpreted as a Deconstruction, as his behavior has him sent to counseling and diagnosed with schizophrenia, as well as the isolation leading him to violent behavior in his youth and adolescence. [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight However,]] [[TheSchizophreniaConspiracy There's there's a possibility that he's not even one of these at all...]]
5th Feb '16 9:06:00 PM CountMontoni
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** Nothing but hits in 1988 would have been Def Leppard, Guns and Roses. Echo and the Bunnymen, The Church, And Joy Division are much more popular now than they were in the 80s, where they were at best MTV novelties in American suburbia at the time. It is notable that most of it, with the exception of 'Under the Milky Way" had been released several years before the events of the film, which would be realistic for the time.

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** Nothing but hits in 1988 would have been Def Leppard, Guns and Roses. Echo and the Bunnymen, The Church, And Joy Division are much more popular now than they were in the 80s, where they were at best MTV novelties in American suburbia at the time. time, and [[CultSoundtrack associated with self-styled outcasts and art kids]]. It is notable that most of it, with the exception of 'Under the Milky Way" had been released several years before the events of the film, which would be realistic for the time.time.
* StabTheScorpion: Frank saves Donnie from a very bizarre death, [[spoiler: thus creating an alternate timeline where the world ends and certain bad people continue to hurt others longer than they would otherwise]].
** Donnie: ''"I have to obey him. He saved my life."''
26th Jan '16 1:22:54 AM aye_amber
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A cult MindScrew film, set in October 1988, about a schizophrenic teenager called Donnie Darko (Creator/JakeGyllenhaal) who sees a demonic rabbit figure named "Frank" while sleepwalking. Frank tells him that the world will end in 28 days, just before a jet engine crashes into Donnie's bedroom. Donnie credits Frank with saving his life by causing him to sleepwalk out of the house, and begins to do Frank's bidding, while gradually trying to uncover the strange events around him which [[MindScrew may or may not]] be related either to TimeTravel, an [[AnotherDimension Alternate Dimension]], or Donnie's worsening [[TheSchizophreniaConspiracy Schizophrenia]].

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A cult MindScrew film, set in October 1988, about a schizophrenic teenager called Donnie Darko (Creator/JakeGyllenhaal) who sees a demonic rabbit figure named "Frank" while sleepwalking. Frank tells him that the world will end in 28 days, just before a jet engine crashes into Donnie's bedroom. Donnie credits Frank with saving his life by causing him to sleepwalk out of the house, and begins to do Frank's bidding, while gradually trying to uncover the strange events around him which [[MindScrew may or may not]] be related either to TimeTravel, an [[AnotherDimension Alternate Dimension]], or Donnie's worsening [[TheSchizophreniaConspiracy Schizophrenia]].
Schizophrenia.]]
1st Jan '16 12:20:07 PM bt8257
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** If you haven't seen ''{{Harvey}}'' then much of the situational humor will fall flat. A [[InvisibletoNormals big white rabbit that no one can see]] as referenced by a hallucinating nice guy [[spoiler:and [[NotSoImaginaryFriend may or may not be real]] ]]

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** If you haven't seen ''{{Harvey}}'' then much of the situational humor will fall flat. A [[InvisibletoNormals [[InvisibleToNormals big white rabbit that no one can see]] as referenced by a hallucinating nice guy [[spoiler:and [[NotSoImaginaryFriend may or may not be real]] ]]



19th Nov '15 7:27:38 AM Christensen
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* FauxHorrorFilm: This movie was marketed in every way as a straight horror film instead of the dream-like, supernatural [[MindScrew mind-screwy]] coming of age high school movie it is. It's creepy, but never really horror.
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