User Rating: ***** (5.0/5)
Thriller, Suspense/Horror and Romance
1 hr. 20 min. Some may think that
Donnie Darko is a typical
maladjusted teenager. Actually,
Donnie is borderline delusional,
beset by visions of a monstrous
rabbit, which is trying to keep him
under its sinister influence.
Prompted by this apparition,
Donnie commits antisocial acts while he is undergoing
psychotherapy, surviving the vagaries of high-school life
and romance, and fortuitously escaping a bizarre death
from a falling jet engine. Donnie battles his demons, literally and figuratively, in a
series of intertwining story lines that play with time travel, fundamentalist gurus,
fate, predestination and the machinations of the universe.
MPAA Rating: R for language, some drug use and violence.
Release Date: January 19, 2001 Sundance '01; October 26, 2001 Limited.