Can anyone explain Donnie Darko to me?Watch
One of things I didn't get was the difference between Frank and mutilated dead Frank, in fact I have no idea why the characters are linked.
I think all this happened to donnie to show him that he would never be alone, and that there was so much to look forward to after death. He was shown this because he realised that someone cared enough to make an alternative universe (God, of you like), just to prove he wouldn't die alone. Or something like that.
First time round, watch the film, just to get the feel of it. Chances are it'll leave you totally confused.
Then go to the extras and read the text version of "The Philosophy of Time Travel". Its the book which Donnie reads in the film. Once he has read this,, he begins to see things clearer, but as a viewer of the film, we do not have access to the knowledge he has gained. By reading this extra on the dvd, it makes the film a lot clearer.
Next, watch the film with the directors commentary on. This clears things up further
Then, watch the film again, and you'll probably be able to understand about 75% of it (its one of those films where you'll never totally understand it - everyone has their own interpretation). It'll be better than the 10% you understood first time round.
However, I think that the whole point and fun of the film is not being able to understand it..........its a film that makes you think, and that is so rare in cinema these days.....
my answer is no, way to confusing and boring