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I really didn't know where to put this. I wanted to focus more on the Motivational speaker played by Patrick Swayze. Anyone who enjoyed "Jose Chung's Doomsday Defense" MUST see this movie. It has that kind of humor in it. Especially the parts about the motivational speaker and when he comes to the school. And when the teacher makes them do the "Fear and Love" exercise.  It's great. Comedy gold.

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It definitely fits in here!  Glad you posted it.  Yet another one I shall have to see!  I love humour like that, especially when it pooks fun at such things.  And even the title Donnie Darko has a Doomsday Defense humour ring to it (Selfosophy Psycho... Joseph P Ratfinkovich, etc.).

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It definitely fits in here!  Glad you posted it.  Yet another one I shall have to see!  I love humour like that, especially when it pooks fun at such things.  And even the title Donnie Darko has a Doomsday Defense humour ring to it (Selfosophy Psycho... Joseph P Ratfinkovich, etc.).

Yeah, actually the whole movie is really "Millenniumistic". I didn't think of it until you just said that. A character in the movie even says "There are 28 days, 2 hour, 3 minutes and 27 seconds remaining"(not sure the numbers are right but you get the idea) before it ends. It has humor,drama, sci-fi. Wonderful. What's as funny as the motivational speaker is one of the mom/teacher's who is also the coach of a dance team called "Sparkle Motion". She provides endless laughs. I want to quote a ton of lines right now but then that would ruin it for you. Oh and the music when the motivational speaker starts just fits so well. Ah, Selfosophy Psycho when you see this let me know so that we can quote lines.  :D

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Well, I went to the vid-rental place last night, and when I read the cover of Donnie Darko and read the vague synopsis on the back, I had the same reaction as you did - looks very dark, quirky, humourous, disturbing... in other words, MillenniuMistic!

But, alas, I opted to get 2 of the other films we have been discussing in this forum.  But Darko and Requiem will be my next 2 picks!

I am so glad folks have taken to these forums!  Since I got into MLM years ago, I have been looking at shows and movies and looking for those that have the qualities and feel of MLM.  I see I am not alone!  I am also glad to see that folks are picking up on the broader possibilities of what "millenniumistic" can mean.

I let you know as soon as I have seen Darko!  I can't wait!  I am sure we will have quite an exchange of quotes and moments to throw back and forth!

SP

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I liked the movie to a point, but the ending just made me hate the movie.   With the ending, the movie had no point and felt like a cop out.   Have a better one.

Be Seeing You,

David Blackwell

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I liked the movie to a point, but the ending just made me hate the movie.   With the ending, the movie had no point and felt like a cop out.   Have a better one.

Be Seeing You,

David Blackwell

I was confused by the ending but I didn't see it as a copout. I don't want to spoil it for anyone but I thought it was neat how it connected with the plane part and the time travel in the beginning of the movie.

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i saw this movie and the whole time i was wondering where it was going all the way to basically the end.

the ending...i thought was very good.

tear jerker

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I shall have to rent this film, finally.  I have a friend that I watch movies will every few weeks.  I will definitely recomend this one.  I had forgotten about the recomendation here as a millennisitic film.

And I love anything that features spoofing, or exposing, or exploring the exploitations and machinations of self-help gurus.

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I discovered this film a few months ago. I bought the DVD after reading something about it online. I was that sure I would love it. And I was right. It's one of my very favorite films now.

And I thought the ending was exactly as it should be. And yes, it's a tear jerker.

This is a film you could watch a few times to grasp all the ideas/theories of the Tangent Universe and the corruption of time, Donnie's role in putting things right, Frank's role etc.

I highly recomment this pic to everyone.

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Wasn't that wowed by this, but it's still interesting to try and put the plot together, see how it unfolds. The use of "Mad World" at the end was exquisite. I enjoyed the dark humor as well. I saw the Director's Cut; I've read that some viewers actually prefer the theatrical cut. What do you think?

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