Most of us have seen director Richard Kelly’s time-traveling, supernatural film about a schizophrenic teen who commits a series of crimes, averts disaster, and has a rabbit friend.
The movie was released in 2001, and in 2004, a directors cut, with more information, was released. Find out some of the best theories behind this masterpiece, as well as some fun and little known facts about the actors, a video, and the making of the movie!
Even the actors aren’t sure what the film means, exactly. Jake Gyllenhaal, who played Donnie Darko, has said, “I wish … people could spend a day with me sometime. So they could sit at a meal, or walk down the street when a total stranger walks up and starts a philosophical discussion about what exactly ‘Donnie Darko’ is about. “It makes my day every time. Because every time, I answer, ‘I have no idea, what does it mean to you?'”