Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut

Continuing with the Pi Day activities of Saturday, our second choice of movie was Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut, as selected by David.  Most everyone, including me, had not seen it so we settled in for it.  I did not know what the plot was supposed to be, but I remember it being one of those “cult” favorites that many did not understand the first time around watching it.

The story centers on a high-schooler who has visions of a bunny after a jet engine crashes through his room – sort of a demented Harvey.  What follows is his journey to understand the messages being delivered and to see if he can figure out why the world will end in 28 days.  The movie is supported by good casting (Jake and Maggie Gyllenhall, Mary McConnell, Drew Barrymore, Noah Wyle) and interesting visuals.  The director’s cut included transitional pages that explained some of the phenomenon that were not present in the theatrical release – or so I was told.  While I know it is a 2-disc set, we only watched the movie.  While I could tell it was made well, I didn’t care for it by the time it was finished.

My advice: check it out if curious or are interested in time/space paradoxes….

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