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  • Manufacturer: 20th Century Fox
  • UPC #024543533153
  • Model #2253315

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    Plot
      Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a bright and charming high-school student who also has a dark and willfully eccentric side; he does little to mask his contempt for many of his peers and enjoys challenging the authority of the adults around him. Donnie is also visited on occasion by Frank, a monstrous six-foot rabbit that only Donnie can see who often urges him to perform dangerous and destructive pranks. Late one night, Frank leads Donnie out of his home to inform him that the world will come to an end in less than a month; moments later, the engine of a jet aircraft comes crashing through the ceiling of Donnie's room, making him think there might be something to Frank's prophesies after all. The rest of Donnie's world is only marginally less bizarre, as he finds himself dealing with his confused parents (Mary McDonnell and Holmes Osborne), his college-age sister (Maggie Gyllenhaal), his perplexed analyst (Katherine Ross), a rebellious English teacher (Drew Barrymore), a sleazy self-help expert (Patrick Swayze), and the new girl at school who is attracted by Donnie's quirks (Jena Malone). Donnie Darko was the first feature film from writer and director Richard Kelly; Drew Barrymore, who plays teacher Karen Pomeroy, also lent her support to the project as executive producer. A director's cut played in select theaters on a limited basis in the summer of 2004, featuring original music cues and trimmed scenes originally in Kelly's first cut of the film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Comedy Drama, Fantasy
    Movie Level Themes
      Fantasy Life, High School Life, First Love, Time Travel
    Movie Level Tones
      Quirky, Biting, Dreamlike, Ominous, Hallucinatory, Enigmatic, Stylized

    DVD Features

    • Disc 1:
    • Includes both the theatrical version and 2004 director's cut of the film
    • Audio commentary (director's cut) with writer/director Richard Kelly and Kevin Smith
    • Audio commentary with cast and crew (original theatrical version only)
    • Commentary with writer/director Richard Kelly and actor Jake Gyllenhaal (original theatrical version only)
    • Enhanced for D-Box motion control systems
    • Disc 2:
    • Production diary with optional commentary by director of photography Steven Poster
    • They Made Me Do It Too - The Dult of Donnie Darko featurette
    • #1 Fan: A Darkumentary
    • Storyboard-to-screen featurette
    • Director's cut theatrical trailer
    Awards
      AMG Rating

      Review

        One of the eeriest and most ambitious American independent films of the early 2000s, Richard Kelly's debut feature is an eclectic amalgam of science fiction, horror story, '80s nostalgia-fest, and teen movie. A child of the '80s, Kelly wears his formative influences on his sleeve: the movie invokes Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis among others, and the soundtrack boasts Echo & the Bunnymen, Joy Division, and Tears for Fears. Unlike films that have trafficked in '80s nostalgia, Kelly's portrait is admirably restrained, mining the period for specific political and personal connotations (as opposed to cheap laughs and pandering irony). Despite being a period piece, the movie succeeds in conveying a sense of imminent doom. Anchored by Jake Gyllenhaal's nuanced performance as the eponymous hero and Steven Poster's tenebrous lighting, the movie is genuinely unsettling. Its denouement, set on a portentous Halloween night, evokes an unraveling world of lost kids and absent parents -- perhaps the closest thing to a definitive statement the movie makes about growing up during the Reagan years. With its intimations of apocalypse and visions of planes falling from the sky, the movie inadvertently gained added resonance in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. An unabashed popcorn movie at heart, Donnie Darko gets terrific mileage from Kelly's imaginative scenario and evocative direction. For all its splashy special effects and inspired casting, it's the movie's ominous and ultimately elegiac tone that stays with you. ~ Elbert Ventura, Rovi


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