Rate this movie. Oof, that was Rotten. Meh, it passed the time. So Fresh: Absolute Must See! You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket. Cinemark Coming Soon. Regal Coming Soon. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. Peter Travers. Kelly is a supple and courageous storyteller, boldly free-associating as he mixes parody and satire with earnest psychodrama and coming up with plot points no one could anticipate.
Lisa Alspector. Donnie Darko has plenty of problems. But most stem from a young filmmaker overswinging on his first time up to the plate and hitting a deep fly out rather than a home run. Todd McCarthy. Lisa Schwarzbaum. A stunning technical accomplishment that virtually bursts with noise, ideas and references.
Andrew O'Hehir. First-time director-writer Richard Kelly draws on a number of intriguing elements Melanie McFarland. It's a dense, complicated and amazing amalgam of genres and influences that really defies any constraints. Erik Anderson. I certainly didn't have an emotional bond with the film. Still, I admire the risk taking and what it has to say about mental illness.
Rachel Wagner. It's ultimately the piece's surprisingly sincere, compassionate edge which transmits the most. PJ Nabarro. Sean Axmaker.
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How did you buy your ticket? View All Photos Movie Info. 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 , featuring original music cues and trimmed scenes originally in Kelly's first cut of the film. Richard Kelly. Mar 19, Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie. Jena Malone as Gretchen. Mary McDonnell as Rose. Drew Barrymore as Karyn.