This video is long, but that is because I am explaining a very complex movie. There are other instances of Gretchen's behavior being a bit strange or convenient, but those can all be explained by the first theory. She waves to Gretchen…or is she waving to the boy next to her as he lifts up his hand, and the credits roll. This is further motivation for him to end the TU and right everything that has happened. The first event 'something happens' is Gretchen's scheduling error, prompting her tardiness and the teacher's request regarding available desks and the "cutest boy". Roger Ebert only gave the movie two and a half stars while many other websites dedicated to film reviews claim this movie is confused and overrated. Does Reverend Toller live or die? Join our Movie Club newsletter for weekly movie ideas and analysis. As soon as the jet engine lands, the TU is split from the PU. The final piece of evidence I have for this theory is some very odd behavior by Gretchen. This movie is widely misunderstood. His therapist, toward the end, after Donnie sees Frank in her office, tells him, "You can stop taking your pills now; they're just placebos, pills made of water. Donnie Darko is a sci-fi classic and is mainly a superhero movie. Kevin is a defense attorney who has never lost a case. He also knew that he had to have the gun on him at that particular time - he had it all figured out. The voice begins giving him unusual suggestions, and Donnie slowly finds himself as the key player in a grand scheme. I thought the title was weird, and readied my thumb on the remote channel selector Opening to the sound of thunder, we see a young adult lying in the middle of a road. However Donnie believes him to be the Anti-Christ. You'll notice that when she got fired, she seemed extraordinarily upset about it. Over dinner, we meet the Darko family, and find out Donnie has stopped taking his meds which we see later on in the bathroom; right next to Old Spice splash-on. This suggests that she was carefully monitoring his connection with Frank, and now that Frank's job is done, there's no reason for Donnie to keep contacting him. It was the first feature-length film from director and writer James Richard Kelly. Seems convenient, right? However, his love for Gretchen is enough reason to not fix everything, and his will is to disregard the plan just prior to Gretchen's death, where he accepts his fate and there is no longer a conflict in his mind. Incredible film - an enigmatic treat that throws up more possibilities each time you watch it. My assumption is that they don't want their own universe to be destroyed, but knowing this movie it's probably more than that. Go home and tell everyone it's all going to be okay. Donnie's decision could have been the result of subconscious guidance from prior iteration 'though i know'. I've heard that his sister's writing on the refrigerator that says, "Vote Dukakis", matches the writing that said, "They made me do it. We unpack what happened at the end of Donnie Darko, and what it all meant. The ones that we don't see wake up have forgotten everything. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Post comment. Skip to content. Facebook page opens in new window Linkedin page opens in new window. I love everything about this film! Previous Previous post: Mother Teresa.

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