Donnie Darko

2009
  |  211 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

'S. Darko' (2009) is the straight-to-DVD sequel to the cult 2001 film 'Donnie Darko'. Seven years after Donnie's death, his little sister Samantha (Daveigh Chase) and her best friend Corey (Briana Evigan), now 18 years old, take off on a road trip to Los Angeles in a bid to hit the big time. When their car breaks down in the small desert town of Conejo Springs, a sequence of bizarre occurences is set in motion that undermines the girls' friendship and threatens to herald the end of the world. Also included is the original 'Donnie Darko' film, Richard Kelly's darkly comic mixture of 80s sci-fi, horror and teen movie genres. It is October 1988 and small-town USA is about to witness the end of the world. Well, that's according to Frank: a giant, talking rabbit that only Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a brilliant but troubled teenager, can see. Frank has been urging Donnie to play dangerous pranks on his friends and dysfunctional family, but when he gets Donnie to leave his bedroom one night and tells him the world will end soon, strange things begin to happen - starting with the engine of an aeroplane plunging to ground and hitting Donnie's now empty bedroom.