Fear, Love, and Sacrifice: Film Review of Donnie Darko

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Fear, Love, and Sacrifice:
Film Review of Donnie Darko

Ruby Redmond

Professor Heck
English 1010-122
9 September 2013

Thesis statement: Donnie Darko (2001) is an excellent must-see film because of the conflict between Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhall) and Frank the Bunny (James Duval) and the underlying theme of sacrifice.
I. Conflict A. Donnie Darko B. Frank the Bunny
II. Theme A. Sacrifice to save loved ones B. Sacrifice to change others

Fear, Love, and Sacrifice:
Film Review of Donnie Darko
Weird, attention-grabbing, different, and back to the future explains Donnie Darko perfectly. It is all about sacrifice and caring for loved ones more than you care for yourself. The characters are definably cut out, and their attitudes are astonishing. I guarantee this movie will draw you in more than any other movie you have ever seen. Donnie Darko (2001) is an excellent must see film because of the conflict between Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhall) and Frank the Bunny (James Duval) and the underlying theme of sacrifice. In Donnie Darko there is this weird, but agreeable, conflict between Donnie Darko and a bunny only he can see in his head, Frank the Bunny. Since Frank tells Donnie to commit crimes some viewers may not agree with these “crimes” because, they may think that any crime is bad, even if they are good. However, these “crimes” help Donnie and others as well. In one incidence he burns down a house of a man who speaks on letting go of your problems and helping little kids. After Donnie burns down his house, while the police and fire-fighters are cleaning up the mess, they come upon a room that is kid porn. Because Frank told him to burn down that house, he saved millions of little other children from the man who could have hurt them. Frank at the beginning of the movie tells Donnie, "28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds... that is when the world…...

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