October 1988 and small town USA is about to witness the end of the world. It's home to Donnie Darko, a brilliant but troubled teenager, plagued by terrifying visions of which he alone holds the key to the meaning.
With his class mate and soul mate Gretchen and a mysterious ex teacher, Grandma Death, he must unravel the strange occurrences infecting his school, his home and his life before a horrifying spectre known only as "Frank" can pull Donnie over the edge of his sanity.
Richard Kelly's Director's Cut of the film (2 hours and 13 minutes)
All-new director's cut specific audio commentary from director Richard Kelly and Kevin Smith
Deleted and extended scenes with optional audio commentary from director Richard Kelly
'Donnie Darko Production Diary' documentary
'The Cult Of Donnie Darko In The UK' featurette
'Mad World' music video
'They Made Me Do It Too' featurette
'They Made Me Do It': the making of the art gallery
'They Made Me Do It' gallery
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Watch it twice
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 25/09/2010 16:24:36
This is one of those films you have to watch a few times to really get to grips with what happened. Its a powerful film so get the tissues out.
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One of the Best cult movies of the last Decade
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 02/04/2010 15:42:21
An Excellent, Thoughtful Sci-Fi movie, with a few Intelligent Twists and Turns.
People make it out to be a movie that is hard to understand, which it is on certain level,
But you can certainly still enjoy it on a more basic level, due to the Assured Direction,
Spot on Performances, and the Brilliant 80s feel
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Amazing. Wierd but beautiful.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 16/05/2009 17:51:34
Donnie Darko is possibly my favourite film. Although its plot is complicated, it is very thought provoking.The role of Donnie is played very well by Jake Gyllenhaal. The film doesn't necessarily make sense the film time you watch it. There are a lot of hidden aspects of the film, depending on the way you watch it, could remain hidden.
The movie raises many emotions, Hope, fear, understanding, humor etc. It raises the question "what if we could change the path of our future?" and ultimately, donnie has two choices. To live in a world where all he loves dies, or to die himself. Donnie is unusual,as he has the choice to switch between two parellel universes, along with his imaginary enemy, "Frank" the rabbit. The movie's wierdness makes it unique.
Donnie Darko is a masterpiece of film. It leaves you with something to thing about. It remains my faourite movie.
Worth a watch
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 19/12/2008 22:58:40
A real gem of a film. and a wonderfull sountrack. The main idea behind the film is consequence, each one effects the next it twists and turns and may take a couple of viewings to get into but it is never a chore but requires you're full attention for the entire duration. Jake Gyllenhaal seems the perfect choice for the role of Donnie ,also see's Swayze return to form as a loathsome self help coach with a lot of skeletons in the closet. Compelling and highly recomended a must see.
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Donnie Darko Comments.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 02/11/2008 10:24:38
Brilliant, magical film which requires multiple viewings. The commentary, which i purchased the two disc for, was let down by Kevin Smith asking questions at the wrong time and not giving the director time to express his views and opinions.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 21/10/2008 12:24:40
Dark and compelling, fantastic storyline and a brilliant cast. One of the best films I've ever seen.
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An Incredible Masterpiece
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 09/08/2008 19:06:52
Beautifully weird and entertainingly strange with a wicked soundtrack and great story, this movie is truly brilliant, an instant buy.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 10/04/2008 11:58:42
Some of it is hard to work out, but that just adds to the fun.
I watched this the first time with my sister and my sisters friend.
Now, i'm thirteen, my sister is 18, and my sister's best friend is 17.
I thought the bunny was really cool, and so did my sister but she did get a bit scared also.
However, my sisters friend got so scared she couldn't get up and go to the toilet by herself, so we had to go with her and wait outside.
So if you are planning on watching this, and you are a bit of a wimp, then watch it about midday.
But if you are like me, and love things that are scary, then watch it at midnight, it is so much better.
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more of a puzzle than a film!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 22/03/2008 16:45:35
possibly one of the most confusing films of all time but also one of the most intellegent. it is so deep ive watched it 7 times now and im still spotting stuff ive not noticed before. the donnie darko website helps you understand it alot more. the special features could of been better but for the price you cant complain this truly is an amazing film and everyone will have a diffrent look on wat the films about. dont expect to be able to understand this film on the first play through i had to watch this film 3 times before i could understand the upmost of it.
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donnie in the dark..?
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 10/03/2008 13:58:18
this film was very intense. the acting skills of jake gyllenhaal playing a young trouble teen boy was outstanding.... the storyline was superb although could be seen as confusing in parts but worth watching giving a very pleasurable experience
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Raychellina on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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