Donnie Darko (2001, 1hr 53, rated 15)
Ok, let’s do this. Ten weeks in, it feels like we’re ready to take on Richard Kelly’s mind-bending masterpiece. Helpfully, it’s also available on both Amazon Prime and Netflix so you can watch it for free with either subscription. By popular request (and possibly because Llewyn Davis’ cat told us to) this week’s movie on the Streamers Film Club is modern classic Donnie Darko.
“A mini-masterpiece… Cult glory beckons” Empire “Startling filmmaking” Total Film
Around Halloween in suburban America, one extraordinary but disenchanted teenager is about to take Time’s Arrow for a ride. After surviving a freak accident, Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to explore what it means to be alive, and in short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting power to alter time and destiny.
In case you are still undecided, here’s a slightly low-res trailer (sorry, it seems it’s the best Youtube can do for us!) :
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