Donnie Darko (2001)

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Life is one long insane trip. Some people just have better directions.

Directed By Richard Kelly Richard Kelly Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Jena Malone Jena Malone  •  Mary McDonnell Mary McDonnell  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore Genres Comedy Drama  •  Coming-of-Age  •  Drama  •  Magic Realism  •  Mindbender  •  Psychological Drama  •  Psychological Sci-Fi  •  Science Fiction  •  Time Travel Film Studios &
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Release Info 2001-01-19T00:00:00Z January 19, 2001
Color  •  113 minutes R Rated R
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Donnie Darko vs. Memento

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Comments (9)


J814 on 3/2/2014 Reply  · 

Fantastic zmovie

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Arthouse on 10/6/2014 Reply  · 

Can't believe they made a sequel...

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JC13 on 1/23/2015 Reply  · 

Glad I finally got to this one. It made me think (which I always love in a movie) and the ending was great.

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AverageMovieBuff on 4/14/2015 Reply  · 

Probably the best coming-of-age movie ever made. It has everything an awesome film needs.

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AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

My favorite anyway. Great blend of everything I love.

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jakesnake21 on 5/23/2015 Reply  · 

so good and it's the director first film .

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ndreynolds on 11/22/2015 Reply  · 

Part of the NO RETURN Midnight Movie series

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missing_no on 7/4/2022 Reply  · 

Can't believe I never commented on this film here. I've seen this movie 11 times, mostly the original cut since I don't prefer the DC. I love the atmosphere and the vibe of this movie, it nails the time period and the feeling of coming of age mixed with sci-fi and neo-noir. Every time I view it I get something different; Is Donnie actually crazy (does he have a mental illness) or is he actually special abilities spawned by his unique circumstance. Should he sacrifice himself to save so many? DO people who we think suffer from mental illness actually have abilities outside of time and space that fucks with their brains and we just can't comprehend them? Do people who think they can talk to God and lie about actually have a mental illness but it's so normalized no one questions it?

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