One of the most original debuts of the past 20 years, Richard Kelly's mesmerising head trip from '2001 gets an extra 20 minutes and some soundtrack tweaks. The extra scenes slow the narrative momentum, but Jake Gyllenhaal's breakthrough role as disturbed teenager Donnie still captivates, while Kelly's astute meditations on life, death and mental illness in '80s small-town America demand your attention.

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Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut

One of the most original debuts of the past 20 years, Richard Kelly’s mesmerising head trip from ‘2001 gets an extra 20 minutes and some soundtrack tweaks. The extra scenes slow the narrative momentum, but Jake Gyllenhaal’s breakthrough role as disturbed teenager Donnie still captivates, while Kelly’s astute meditations on life, death and mental illness in ’80s small-town America demand your attention.