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It's Darko days for Bubble Boy's Jake Gyllenhaal when he plays a 1980s upper-middle-class teen who barely escapes death by a random falling jet engine, has visions of a demonic bunny and dabbles in time travel. This brooding indie film (exec produced by Drew Barrymore) has more celeb cameos than subplots--Patrick Swayze plays a self-help guru with a dark secret, for instance--and it's apparently difficult for first-time writer-director Richard Kelly to handle it all.
The movie moves like a dream (i.e., it's confusing and slow). And after nearly two hours of the titular troubled teen asking borderline supernatural questions that are never quite answered, all we get is a head-scratching ending that's more frustrating than intriguing.