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#184119 - 10/02/07 02:47 PM Donnie Darko the movie
alexey Offline
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Hi,

That is a movie a buddy from work had suggested to me to see. Great movie this is. It is unusual, weird, and amazing.

I recommend. There are no exceptionally triggering moments, at least for me.

Alexey

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#184143 - 10/02/07 04:07 PM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: alexey]
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Great movie but maybe a bit triggering for anyone who dissociates and has an incest history -- lots of nighttime disorientation in a suburban house. So depending on your experiences, be forewarned.


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#184152 - 10/02/07 04:37 PM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: testingWaters]
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a mate showed me this film, could not carry on watching it. totaly lost it and just seeing the cover is triggering to me.

Sorry

Backspin.


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#184249 - 10/02/07 10:34 PM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: SEVEN ARROWS]
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i really enjoyed this film when i first saw it. its really strange though big time trigger warning for it.

,Chris


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#184262 - 10/03/07 12:04 AM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: theatrekid]
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Wow as for triggers. I thought I might be alone in this. But these responses are making me consider a possibility: I think you could make a case that this film is about incest, dissociation and warped (but non-schizophrenic--in the DVD version you find out he has been taking a placebo med) experiences of time, space and memory. Anyone else?


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#184783 - 10/05/07 03:00 AM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: testingWaters]
alexey Offline
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Guys,

I agree this film is not easy to watch, and it can be scary.

I don't know about any mental health problems that can lead to what Donnie experienced, but surely the idea of this movie is great.

As others said, be aware of triggers in the realm of dissociation. Some child porn issues are brought up as well.

Alexey

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#187941 - 10/19/07 02:56 PM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: testingWaters]
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I am yet to watch the film, but will be, with 2 male companions who are survivors of incest.

Please let me know how triggering this film could be to someone who is yet to fully acknowledge abuse.

One of them had a panic attack after watching "Mysterious Skin" (based on the Scott Heim book).

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#187945 - 10/19/07 05:20 PM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: Pranaadhika]
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Originally Posted By: Pranaadhika
Please let me know how triggering this film could be to someone who is yet to fully acknowledge abuse.
Very.


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#187961 - 10/19/07 08:13 PM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: testingWaters]
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yeah i dont recomend it to any one who is triggered easily.


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#207578 - 02/26/08 04:42 PM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: theatrekid]
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I just watched this again last night and it is so full of stuff from an abusive family for me. maybe I shouldn't watch this but it was so well done.

The theme song, Mad World, makes me cry every time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR91Rj1ZN1M

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#207646 - 02/26/08 11:47 PM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: LandOfShadow]
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Testing I would not recommend it at all if what you say is true about your friend. I watched alone and cried through half of it. Very triggering for me.


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#209127 - 03/06/08 12:20 PM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: LandOfShadow]
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I just watched this movie because of all the talk about it. Wow, there are so many different things going on with the movie, some very sad but I did really like the movie. I think I have to let it soak in with me before I really understand all the implications. Thanks for sharing the link about the song, Mad World. While I can not listen to it, I did look up the lyrics and it is an amazing song.

David


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#209133 - 03/06/08 12:50 PM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: DeafDavid]
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This is one of my favorites movies (not in the least because I am completely in love with Jake Gyllenhaal).

If you haven't, you should see the "director's cut" edition. It's much more complete than the original theatrical release, which was kind of confusing in places.

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#209143 - 03/06/08 03:19 PM Re: Donnie Darko the movie [Re: VLinvictus]
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Oh right, I have the directors cut on DVD and you're right, it's better.

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