Is Donnie Darko a pretentious film?

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2 years ago#1
I adored the movie when I was 15 and haven't seen it since then, but I get this impression that it's something only a teenager can enjoy. The only scenes I remember from the movie today seem very contrived and trying too hard to be "deep." Am I right?
2 years ago#2
Nah, just pisspoorly written.
2 years ago#3
Southland Tales is his pretentious film.
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2 years ago#4
it's not pretentious, it's just baby's first mind**** movie
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2 years ago#5
no, it's just bad.
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2 years ago#6
It's arguably the best movie of the decade.

Jake Gyllenhaal honestly deserved an oscar nod.
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2 years ago#7
Lord Moe posted...
it's not pretentious, it's just baby's first mind**** movie


This. It's a mainstream friendly psychological film. There are plenty of better that far outclass it like Jacob's Ladder and Eraserhead.

It's not a bad film by any means, but it's nowhere near the "mindf***" people overblow it to be nor is it one of the best.
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2 years ago#8
bond21 posted...
It's arguably the best movie of the decade.

Jake Gyllenhaal honestly deserved an oscar nod.


No, it's nowhere near being the best film of its decade.
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2 years ago#9
I didn't like it.
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2 years ago#10
bond21 posted...
It's arguably the best movie of the decade.

Jake Gyllenhaal honestly deserved an oscar nod.


I really hope you're kidding..... if not this a pretentious post
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