Donnie Darko is without a doubt one of the best films of the 2000s, maybe even of all time, and now you have the chance to see it again on the big screen. The 2001 cult classic makes it’s return to cinemas this December to celebrate it’s 15th anniversary.
Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) doesn’t get along too well with his family, his teachers and his classmates; but he does manage to find a sympathetic friend in Gretchen (Jena Malone), who agrees to date him. He has a compassionate psychiatrist, who discovers hypnosis is the means to unlock hidden secrets. His other companion may not be a true ally. Donnie has a friend named Frank – a large bunny which only Donnie can see. When an engine falls off a plane and destroys his bedroom, Donnie is not there. Both the event, and Donnie’s escape, seem to have been caused by supernatural events. Donnie’s mental illness, if such it is, may never allow him to find out for sure.
Donnie Darko is the mind bending, breathtaking, utterly electric film that floored us all, and introduced us to the great Jake Gyllenhaal. There’s no date for the December screenings just yet, but as soon as they’re out, make sure you jump on those tickets. This is not something you’ll want to miss.
Donnie Darko is out 14th December!