Donnie Darko was on TV a couple of nights ago. I saw it when it came out in 2002 and loved it. Probably seen it five times since then. Still not sure what it is all about: time - travel for sure; the existence of a parallel universe, a fourth dimension, definitely. I absolutely believe and have thought this for decades that time-travel is the answer to everything we don’t at present understand: how the pyramids were built; God; flying saucers; the coincidence of identical ancient artefacts and carved illustrations in completely different continents long before travel by land and sea was possible. Etcetera. I just don’t go along with Von Daniken and his Engineers theories at all and I am unconvinced that there is any kind of fourth dimension. Nevertheless, Donny Darko makes a reasonable fist of it.
And of course Jake is terrific. And lucky them, picking up on Mad World out of nowhere like that.