I just watched Donnie Darko for the first time. I had heard critical acclaim for the film for years but never got around to watching it. It was absolutely amazing. It’s the kind of film that can only be seen to appreciate. It successfully combines drama, comedy, science fiction, horror and experimental filmmaking flawlessly. The story was very original for once. There are so many things to analyze and notice. It’s the kind of movie that requires multiple viewings. The performances are all perfect and fit the characters exactly. But I think the most impressive aspect is the budget. They were able to do so much with less than 5 million dollars. So many intriguing and creative imagery is in the film. This is a film that a recommend to anybody, regardless of taste. It has something for everyone.