Why to Watch - Donnie Darko

This is such a strange film but that’s absolutely a compliment. Get ready to google what the ending means because I still don’t know.



Donnie Darko (2001) Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 113min | January 19, 2001 (Mexico) 8.0
Director: Richard KellyWriter: Richard KellyStars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnellSummary: Donnie Darko doesn't get along too well with his family, his teachers, and his classmates; but he does manage to find a sympathetic friend in Gretchen, who agrees to date him. He has a compassionate psychiatrist, who discovers hypnosis is the means to unlock hidden secrets. His other companion may not be a true ally. Donnie has a friend named Frank, a large bunny which only Donnie can see. When an engine falls off a plane and destroys his bedroom, Donnie is not there. Both the event, and Donnie's escape, seem to have been caused by supernatural events. —J. Spurlin


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