For mature and understanding individuals
This film is very enjoyable, but contains quite a bit of swearing, violence (such as shooting and people dying), sex refernces , and a main character with a paranoid schizophrenia. Donnie Darko is a mature film. It is also very confusing and isn't worth watching if you don't want to figure it out or watch the directors cut and/or the explanation. It deals with a the troubled Donnie whom is led out of his room by a boy in a rabbit suit called Frank who tells him the world is going to end, right before a jet engine falls on his house. He ends up doing various things that get the time out if tangent reality so 1. His girlfriend is alive 2. A pedophile stops doing what he does 3. Frank is alive and 4. Donnie is dead. It is very hard to explain, but basically there's a lot of dying, suggested things and general confusion with the plot. The confusing plot based on theory of time travel, alternate realities and strange visions and connection alone makes the movie hard to watch for younger audiences, but it is very enjoyable if you are mature enough to understand it, appreciate it and are not affected by its dark themes and innapropriateness. There is also some gore when Frank's eye gets shot and you see it all bloody when he takes his helmet off.
This film is fantastic but mature, so parents it may be better to watch it before showing it to your children, it all depends on their maturity, so take care.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking