The Ending of ‘Donnie Darko’ Explained
Two decades after its release, Richard Kelly‘s Donnie Darko still boasts one of the most delightfully mystifying movie endings of all time. Regardless of how impressive your attention to detail is, it’s essentially impossible to fully comprehend every important aspect of the film without multiple viewings: from its exceptionally complex time travel philosophies to its parallel universes, time-bending telekinesis, and everything in between. So, I took the liberty of doing some of the heavy lifting myself so that you don’t have to. Here’s my noble crack at unpacking the film’s marvelously perplexing third act.
Donnie follows Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal), a young misfit who, at the beginning of the film, is out sleepwalking and therefore avoids being crushed by a jet engine that lands in his bedroom. Following his near-death experience, strange things start happening in Donnie’s life, including, but not limited to: the constant presence of a man in a bunny suit named “Frank” that only he can see, the appearance of glowing, worm-like portals, and mysterious encounters with Roberta Sparrow, the old author of a time-travel manifesto.
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If there’s one thing the world can’t seem to get enough of, it’s Spider-Man movies. Since the early 2000s, Spider-Man has been one of the most beloved characters in Hollywood, and it doesn’t look like the craze is going to be subsiding anytime soon. Thankfully, the powers that be have been delivering lately, with new additions to the franchise helping us keep up with Peter Parker’s creepy-crawly double-life.
Coming right off the heels of Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), which ended on a cliffhanger when Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) revealed Peter’s (Tom Holland) identity to the world, Spider-Man: No Way Home’s buzzy release took us full-force into the multiverse. Unsurprisingly, it was the highest-grossing film of 2021.
So without further ado, here are the details on how to stream Spider Man: No Way Home.
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