Some may think that Donnie Darko is a typical maladjusted teenager. Actually, Donnie is
a borderline delusional intelligent, depressive, self-destructive, narcoleptic, gun-toting, sex-
crazed, teenaged arsonist, beset by visions of a monstrous rabbit which is trying to keep him
under its sinister influence. Prompted by this apparition, Donnie commits antisocial acts while
he is undergoing psychotherapy, surviving the vagaries of high-school life and romance, and
fortuitously escaping a bizarre death from a falling jet engine. Donnie battles his demons,
literally and figuratively, in a series of intertwining story lines that play with time travel,
fundamentalist gurus, fate, predestination and the machinations of the universe.