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: My mom had to get a restraining order against my stepdad. He has emotional problems. Donnie
: Oh, I have those, too. What kind of emotional problems does your dad have? Gretchen
: He stabbed my mom four times in the chest. Donnie
: You're weird. Donnie
: Sorry. Gretchen
: No, that was a compliment actually.
: "Donnie Darko." What the hell kind of name is that? It's like some sort of superhero or something. Donnie
: What makes you think I'm not?
: And what if you could go back in time and take all those hours of pain and darkness and replace them with something better?
: Some people are just born with tragedy in their blood.
: Well, look... You want to go with me? Gretchen
: Where do you want to go? Donnie
: I mean, like, "go" with me. Like, you know... Like, it's what we call it here. "Going together." Gretchen
[pauses for a moment, turns and walks away
: Okay. Hey, where are you going? Gretchen
: I'm going home.
[Donnie tries to kiss Gretchen and she pulls away
: I - I'm sorry. I... Gretchen
: Look, Donnie, wait. Donnie
: I like you a lot. Gretchen
: I just want it to be at a time when it... Donnie
: When what? Gretchen
: When it reminds me just... Donnie
: When it reminds you how beautiful the world can be? Gretchen
[turns her head
: And right now there's some fat guy over there staring at us.
: Hey. What's going on? David
: Horrible accident. My neighbor, he got killed. Gretchen
: What happened? David
: Got smushed by a jet engine. Gretchen
: What was his name? David
: Donnie. Donnie Darko. Gretchen
: Hmm. David
: I feel bad for his family. Gretchen
: Yeah. David
: Did you know him? Gretchen
: Um, where do I sit? Karen Pommeroy
: Sit next to the boy you think is the cutest.
[the class gasps
] Karen Pommeroy
: Quiet! Let her choose.