Donnie Darko has had an immense impression on me. After reading the explanation, I keep thinking about time and destiny and how easily someone could create a theory so in depth about a “Tangent Universe.” I wish though, that the movie made it more clear that the “manipulating living” and “manipulated dead” were trying to help Donnie end the tangent universe. Even giving a hint to why he did those many strange things would be helpful in understanding the plot– provided you had not read the full explanation. But I guess that gives it the allure, not knowing really what’s going on. It certainly captured my attention. I even used this movie as inspiration for my “ghost story” I had to write in English class.