After seeing the beguiling mess that was Velvet Buzzsaw, I was thinking about its redeeming quality, which was Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as the inflated art critic Morf. That led to think about one of Gyllenhaal’s other good performances, which is, of course, his portrayal of troubled teenager Donnie Darko in the 2001 film with same name.
Donnie Darko is an American sci-fi movie in which the main character Donnie meets a monstrous rabbit that tells him that the world is going to end in 28 days.
Since the movie was released in the early noughties, it has gained a cult following because of its great combination of “coming-of-age”, surrealism, sci-fi and intriguing characters, where one should mention the late Patrick Swayze for playing a very creepy character.
The iconic design of Frank, the rabbit who “haunts” Donnie has since the movie came out become a cult Halloween costume similar to the Anonymous mask from V for Vendetta.
Be sure to check out Donnie Darko, but stay away from director Richard Kelly’s 2009 movie, The Box, that movie sucks.