Heartwarming / Donnie Darko

  • Scenes between Donnie and Gretchen are surprisingly sweet considering how creepy the rest of the movie is.
  • "So how does it feel having a wacko for a son?" "It feels wonderful."
    • In deleted scenes, Elizabeth and Donnie's father share similar moments.
  • When Donnie kisses Elizabeth goodbye while she is asleep, before he goes off to meet his fate.
  • During the Mad World montage, everyone looks emotionally disturbed except for Cherita, to whom Donnie promised that "One day, everything's going to be better".