Movie House Concessions

Donnie Darko (2001)

Episode #22

Pandora Cinema released Donnie Darko to theaters on October 26, 2001. Richard Kelly directed the film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell.

‘Donnie Darko’ Movie Summary

None of this is straightforward so here we go for a comparative breakdown.

Opening to the sound of thunder, we see a young adult lying in the middle of a road. He wakes and gets up. Smiling, he rides his bike home through suburbia.

Over dinner, we meet the Darko family, and find out Donnie has stopped taking his meds which we see later on in the bathroom; right next to Old Spice splash-on. Ultimately, this means trouble.

Imaginary or not, Frank, is a man-sized bunny rabbit who wakes Donnie from his slumber; encouraging a sleepwalk out of the house towards the local golf course. There, Frank begins his mysterious confessions about The End.

Randomly, an aircraft engine lands on-top of Darko’s roof, and slams into Donnie’s bedroom. Thanks to Frank, Donnie was not in bed, and nobody else was hurt.

Authorities won’t let the family discuss what happened, or give any further information. They treat the family to a stay at the local Holiday Inn while contractors fix their house up (and as the investigation continues).

Donnie visits his doctor on a regular basis as she delves into his imaginary world teetering into reality.

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Pandora Cinema released Donnie Darko to theaters on October 26, 2001. Richard Kelly directed the film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell.

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