Donnie Darko


Character: Rose Darko

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Written by: Richard Kelly

Produced by: Chris J. Ball, Drew Barrymore, Adam Fields & more

Cast Members: Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daveigh Chase, James Duval, Jena Malone

Released date: October 26, 2001

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

Movie Quotes

Rose Darko: I don’t think telling any woman to forcibly insert an object into her anus is something that should go without consequence.
Edward Darko: I think we should buy him a moped.
Rose Darko: I think we should get a divorce.

Donnie: [to his mother] How’s it feel to have a wacko for a son?
Rose Darko: It feels wonderful.

In Mary’s words…

One of my favorite experiences, without a doubt. Donnie Darko was a film script that I read and, for some not-to-ever-be-explained-reason, I understood it. In the first read! I gave up my summer vacation to do this independent film for no money, and we were all sort of in that mode. I got my first speeding ticket driving down the Pacific Coast Highway to get onto the 10 and the 405 South to get down to Long Beach by, like, 6 a.m. People loved doing Donnie Darko. It didn’t matter the circumstances. And I loved working for Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen as producers. They are brilliant and delightful and wonderful. I loved working with Jake, and… it was kind of a marvelous step through the thing that we call reality into this other area that I actually personally believe is there. It was really, really fun to transition in and out of that world. [from “A.V. Club Interview on Mary’s Career” by Will Harris]

Script developed by Never Enough Design