I find Donnie Darko to be such an incredibly weird yet amazing movie. It centers itself around a twisted timeline of a young man diagnosed as borderline schizophrenic. One night Donnie finds himself sleep walking out in the middle of the night, but fortunately while he was gone a jet engine crashes into his bedroom. Donnie’s nocturnal imaginary rabbit friend is who warns him about the world coming to an end and constantly reminds him while making him flood his school and burn a house down along the way. He then becomes able to see time line’s in front of his family and friends that lead them to the future. The film circulates around this “tangent universe” which took me about 4 times watching the movie to fully understand what that means. Donnie becomes fascinated by the theory of time travel which makes the movie set-up so powerful and fascinating.
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