A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
Rated R for language, some drug use and violence
Donnie Darko (Movie)
A science-fiction time-travel satire – in other words, a genre crunch that is too big a mouthful for the picture to contain. Director Richard Kelly shows great care with the actors in his first film, a period piece – the period is 1988 – about a schizophrenic teenager named Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal). He feels misplaced until he discovers his ability to travel in time; it helps him make sense of his life. Sadly, the movie has no life, despite the admirable performances. It's so busy cramming references for effect that it feels cold and overly planned. – Elvis Mitchell