Sometimes one cult classic is enough to define a filmmaker’s legacy, and that is exactly what Richard Kelly does with his giant rabbit-led coming-of-age story, DONNIE DARKO. It blends just the right amount of teen angst and science fiction mumbo-jumbo that audiences will easily forgive Kelly for all the narrative debt he does not provide an answer for once the credits roll. How does he do this? By paying audiences back tenfold with an emotionally charged climax that has urged viewers to spend countless hours searching for hidden easter egg answers via repeat viewings.
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