S. Darko (2009)

R  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  21 August 2009 (Italy)
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Donnie Darko's little sister, Samantha Darko, and her best friend Corey are on a country-cross road trip. They find themselves entangled in a dangerous glitch in the time-space continuum.



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July, 1995, the time is out of joint. Two teen girls, Sam and Corey, have left Virginia for L.A. to start over. Sam's brother has died and her family's shattered; Corey's too wild. They have car trouble in a small desert town, where Corey immediately starts her partying ways, where a meteorite strikes a windmill, and where a burned-out Desert Storm vet predicts the end of the world in four days. Sam hallucinates while sleepwalking, young men have disappeared from town, and cars come out of nowhere to cause accidents. Time travel may be possible, but it takes courage and resolve. Is the addled war veteran right? If he is, can Corey or Sam make things right? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, some violent content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 2009 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Donnie Darko 2  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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(Dolby 5.1)


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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cinematographer Marvin V. Rush worked with director Chris Fisher on Moonlight (2007). Rush's favorite shot of the film is the underwater shot of Samantha Daveigh Chase floating in the party pool. See more »


Sam has obtained a new edition of the Philosophy of Time Travel book without her late brother's help, as he never got the book in the "new" timeline. We don't know how she got it, because that detail is not relevant to this story. See more »


[first lines]
Corey: Only two more good mornings.
Sam: Only one more day.
Corey: We're so perfect.
Sam: Immaculate.
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An embarrassment to the Darko name
29 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Before anyone gets on their high horse saying I am one of those Donnie Darko fans not giving this new movie a chance, I gave this film a chance and spent the five bucks to rent it straight away after learning it existed.

The only good thing about this film is that it ended. OK, that may be harsh, the film's colour and surrounding landscape it unfolds in is pretty cool but that is it. The only other interesting elements, whether technical in filming style or plot-wise of this film, were ripped straight from the first film. What was cool in Donnie Darko is merely imitation here.

The plot is weak and has logic holes which fail the Donnie Darko/tangent universe test from the first film. As fans of the original we cannot help but compare the two films because s.Darko centres on characters and memories from the first one and rotates on the principles that drove the original as well. How can you not compare the two? What almost borders on insulting in this film are the straight repetitions of acts, scenes and quirky characters from the first one replicated in this one. I don't want to spoil the film if you are drawn to sit and endure it but you'll see what I mean, you cannot miss the weak, formulaic repetition, especially if you are a fan of the original.

Basically, s.Darko is the same model car like Donnie Darko but has different paint colour and chokes along on a four-cylinder engine whereas the first one rumbled along on six.

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