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S. Darko (2009)

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Donnie Darko's little sister Samantha and her best friend Corey are on a cross-country road trip, but soon find themselves entangled in a dangerous glitch in the time-space continuum.

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Chris Fisher

Writers:

Nate Atkins (screenplay) (as Nathan Atkins), Richard Kelly (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daveigh Chase ... Samantha
Briana Evigan ... Corey
James Lafferty ... Iraq Jack
Ed Westwick ... Randy
Walter Platz ... Frank
John Hawkes ... Phil
Bret Roberts ... Officer O'Dell
Jackson Rathbone ... Jeremy
Elizabeth Berkley ... Trudy
Barbara Tarbuck ... Agatha
Matthew Davis ... Pastor John
Nathan Stevens ... Jeff
Ryan Templeman ... Mike
Zulay Henao ... Baelyn
JJ Neward ... Co-Worker (as J.J. Neward)
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2009 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale See more »

Filming Locations:

Delle, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,079,949
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

At a point of the movie Samantha, played by Daveigh Chase, get in her hand into the TV to get out a feather. This is a nod for The Ring (2002), where Samara (played too by Daveigh Chase), is a ghost capable to get out from a TV. See more »

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The matinée lists 12 Monkeys and Strange Days as the films currently showing, but neither film was showing nationally as of July 1995 when the story is set. Strange Days premiered in October of 1995 and Twelve Monkeys came out in January of 1996. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Corey: Only two more good mornings.
Sam: Only one more day.
Corey: We're so perfect.
Sam: Immaculate.
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References Strange Days (1995) See more »

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Heaven or Las Vegas
Written by Elizabeth Fraser (as Elizabeth Davidson Fraser), Robin Guthrie (as Robin Andrew Guthrie),
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Performed by Cocteau Twins
Published by Universal-Polygram Int. Publ., Inc. on behalf of Universal/Momentum Music 3 Ltd.
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An embarrassment to the Darko name
29 June 2009 | by versacemediaSee 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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