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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal
Mary Mcdonnell
Jena Malone
Katharine Ross
Drew Barrymore
Patrick Swayze
Noah Wyle
Directors
Richard Kelly
Screenwriters
Richard Kelly
Running Time
133 minutes

Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut
Extra Donnie goodness - but does it explain what the heck happened?


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Plot
October 2, 1988: mentally disturbed schoolkid Donnie Darko (Gyllenhaal) encounters a six-foot demon-bunny during a sleepwalk and is told the world will end in 28 days. Then a jet engine inexplicably smashes through his empty bedroom. Just the first of several signs that all is not right with reality...


Verdict
It works as a curio, and fans may appreciate the extra insight, but Darko Redux is hindered rather than helped by the insertions. All this director has done is cut a star off his five-star debut.


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