DONNIE DARKO (Theatrical Version)
Richard Kelly described his debut feature as "The Catcher in the Rye" told by Philip K. Dick, and the film delivers, combining coming-of-age woes with high-concept science fiction. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as troubled teen Donnie, whose imaginary friend — a six-foot tall rabbit — informs him that the world is about to end. Dealing with time travel, alternate dimensions and mental illness, Donnie must unravel the mystery and possibly save the world. With a supporting cast featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze and Drew Barrymore, and an evocative soundtrack of '80s hits, this modern classic is a must-see on the big screen. DIR/SCR Richard Kelly; PROD Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick. U.S., 2001, color, 113 min. RATED R
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