Finally watched Donnie Darko last night. I’m going to have to watch it a few more times.
Yesterday I felt very near the surface. I needed badly to cry, and came close a couple of times. I wanted to walk last night, but I made myself settle for a movie and an early bedtime. It’s too early to tell if the melencholy has followed me into today.
Tonight I need to run various errands in preparation for our trip to see my grandparents this weekend. It’s going to be a long day.
why am I the only person that things that Donnie Darko is just an okay movie? Everyone just loves the hell out of it!
It didn’t have the kind of impact that, to pick the most recent example, Garden State had on me. It has a better-than-average soundtrack with a lot of great 80s New Wave, and the characters are pretty entertaining. And it certainly left me deep in thought (as in, “so what the hell happened, again?”). I suspect that it’s one of those movies that bears multiple viewings, with more of it “clicking” each time.
You are not alone
I’m unsually harsh on time-line related films in the first place, and its structure that way is just “ish”. What people seem to cling to is all the dark, angsty, whacky unreality stuff, which is again, just “ish”. Certainly not a bad film, but overrated.
I know what you mean about feeling very near the surface, some days I feel like if someone just says the wrong thing or tries to be a little to nice to me I’ll burst into tears. Very precarious feeling.
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