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Donnie Darko (2001)
Boy named Donnie gets a mysterious message from a creepy bunny and tries to figure out what it all means.
I would call Donnie Darko more of an "experience" than a movie. What I mean is, I don't think it was made for the casual movie watcher and I also think that if you just watch it once without any sort of effort put into mentally engaging with it afterward, I don't think it's much more than a confusing movie. After first watching it, I felt quite a bit confused and overloaded with information (and feelings), not really understanding much of what I had just seen.
I let it sit for a day and then chewed on it and came up with my own theory and narrative of what i thought happened. Then I watched it a second time and my theory was not DISproven. Then I watched the Director's Cut and I'm grateful I did that because it had scenes that were cut out of the first version and also excerpts from the book referenced in the movie. The director's cut showed a different narrative to the one I theorized, but I actually liked both narratives. I'm glad I came up with my own and I'm also glad I watched the director's cut.
All in all, it was a fun experience and I would recommend it for people who like to engage with movies and who like to both try and figure things out and who enjoy discovering new things along the way.