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     Donnie Darko blends a sardonic sense of humor with time travel and the 80's in what amounts to one of the most refreshing mixes yet.  While the teen angst is played up with a mental illness chaser, the film doesn't talk down with its adolescent protagonist.  He is a complex character with unsusual problems, but he also goes through all the other crap kids his age muddle through.  Time travel always makes my head spin in difficult directions, but Donnie Darko plays down the sci-fi and centers more on the ramifications of choices and the wonder of the epiphany.  It's a wonderful movie that will get more deserved acclaim as time marches on.

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