Was flipping around on cable the other day and Donnie Darko had just started, so I watched it for the first time.
I kept waiting for the payoff. The big scene that would explain everything. Never happened! To explain why it didn't happen I would have to post spoilers for those few people who still haven't seen it. Sort of a "2001: Space Odyssey", it means whatever you want it to mean vibe.
The only reason I ever started watching it in the first place, let alone finish watching it, was that the actor who played Donnie's father (Holmes Osborne), was my 8th grade English teacher.
How many of YOUR school teachers later showed up in weird fucking cult classic movies? Huh?