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An excellent yet overrated cult movie made by Richard Kelly. Donnie Darko is a troubled adolescent who's life is saved when a giant bunny rabbit orders him to follow him one night. A plane engine so happens to crash on Donnie's room, but he is gone with frank (which is why his life is saved) Realizing that his life should have ended then, Donnie finds secrets of physics and experiments things related to time travel and a book, that simply cannot be a coincidence.
Madstone Theaters and the San Diego Film Critics Society hosted a special Q&A session with “Donnie Darko” writer/director, Richard Kelly. Just how popular is “Donnie Darko” two years after its very limited theatrical release? Popular enough that special screenings across the United States draw near-capacity crowds, and that a Q&A with the director is considered a hot ticket.
Donnie Darko is a 2001 American fantasy and drama film [ 4 ] written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal , Drew Barrymore , Patrick Swayze , Noah Wyle , Jena Malone , and Mary McDonnell . The film depicts the adventures of the title character as he seeks the meaning and significance behind his troubling Doomsday -related visions. Budgeted with $4.5 million [ 2 ] and filmed over the course of 28 days, it missed breaking even at the box office, grossing just over $4.1 million worldwide. [ 3 ] Since then, the film has received favorable reviews from critics and has developed a large cult following, [ 5 ] resulting in the release of a director's cut on a two-disc special edition in 2004. [ 6 ] A spin-off sequel entitled S.