10 Most Confusing Films Of All-Time

9. Donnie Darko

donnie darkoPlot Summary- Jake Gyllenhaal plays Donnie Darko, a troubled teenager who is warned by a big, blue bunny named Frank that the world has 28 days left before it is destroyed. Seth Rogen plays a bully. Why is it confusing? You know, that film that's always free with the paper. Richard Kelly€™s cult breakthrough is the opposition to Memento when it comes to straightforward films told awkwardly, mainly due to the fact that it€™s actually a really good, thought-provoking tale about love, fate, fear and all the other emotions. Its €˜cult€™ success lies in the fact that its often non-linear narrative is accompanied by enjoyably comic scenes, brilliant cinematography, and great performances from almost every a-list celebrity going, including Patrick Swayze as a pedophile. If you didn€™t get the original, the director€™s cut of the film even throws in some extra information about time travel, which makes things a hell of a lot easier to understand, and makes you feel a bit like a scientist. So popular was this mind-bender that it even managed to spawn a completely bollocks sequel entitled S. Darko, assumedly about Donnie€™s cousin, as this would give the film the perfect opportunity to justify it€™s completely unknown cast, and random relocation. I haven€™t seen it, perhaps I shouldn€™t comment. It€™s ironic that the apocalyptic nature of Donnie Darko echoes Richard Kelly€™s career following the film€™s release; thus far, Kelly is yet to produce more than the average €˜Alpha Dogs€™ and overblown stinker €˜The Box€™.
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