Donnie Darko is a 2001 American fantasy drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The film follows the adventures of the troubled titular character as he seeks the meaning behind his Doomsday-related visions.
Budgeted with $3.8 million and filmed over the course of 28 days, Donnie Darko grossed just under $7.3 million worldwide. It received positive reviews and developed a cult following, resulting in the release of a director’s cut on a two-disc special edition DVD in 2004.