Why Are You Wearing That Stupid Man Suit?

28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds . . . That it is when the world, will end.

Set in the town of Middlesex Viriginia in 1988 tell the story of Donnie, a very disturbed little boy, charged with the mission to, well, save the world. But you should all know the story, because if you haven't seen it . . . see it! And then see it again because you'll have to to figure out what the hell it was all about.

I must say this is one of my most favourite movies of all time. It is intriguing, confusing, intelligent, has a brilliant soundtrack, fantastic cast and a storyline that will keep you guessing right until the end.

The best thing about it? It doesn't thoroughly explain exactly what or why things happened. It does to some extent, but the mostly it leaves it to you, the viewer, to figure things out for yourself. It is one of my pet hates when you get a brilliant film, with an profound and detailed plot, one that has many twists and that is thoroughly confusing, but then at the end of it all it explains everything in explicit detail. A great movie makes you think and leaves you still thinking which is what this does.

For some reason this movie wasn't a hit straight away, it kind of flopped. But when it was released in stores, it slowly built a cult following that in my opinion could be bigger than any cult movie following ever. There are entire message boards, dedicated to people discussing theories and their opinions on the film, great arguments have occured just from one person stating a theory. Also there is a fantastic website www.donniedarko.com which if you can figure out the puzzles will actually explain some of the movie, but you have to get through it all first.

I had to watch this movie a couple of times, then the director's cut and then the commentary before I could safely say that I pretty much fully understand exactly what is going on in this movie. But then again, I could be completely wrong.

I know this isn't exactly an experience, more like a review really, but you could say it is an experience as I want to share with you the experience of this movie, as it is a brilliant piece of cinematography, one that will certainly make you think. Also if I get a view people to join this group, I would love to start something in the discussion section about it, tell me your theories and I will happily share mine.

I haven't particularly told you much of the plot at all however and that is deliberate because I would like you all to find out what happens yourself if you haven't seen it. But if you have, join and post, I would love to discuss with you.

I await you all.


Deyve Deyve
18-21, M
2 Responses Jul 17, 2006

it didn't hurt that I love Echo and the Bunnymen-but what a pleasant surprise to see this movie years ago. Despite its flaws (like pacing and some plot points) it is a guilty pleasure, especially for us gen x'ers as the music takes us back to the days we were beautiful and drugged out. Now I'm saggy and ... well, nevermind... just sucks to be getting uglier and closer to death is all. <br />
But really, who can't love time travel, schizophrenia, child molestation, plane crashes and demented bunny suits?

thank you for starting this experience. the movie itself is an experience if you let it be. pity it came out when planes crashed in real life, i guess sometimes life does imitate art.