Time Travel as a Metaphorical Delusion Stemming from Incestuous Inclinations

Jim Emerson, the editor of Roger Ebert’s new Web site, here offers an intriguing psychosexual reading of Donnie Darko. You see, Donnie has feelings for his sister. Ahhhh, that explains everything!

Actually, because the movie first and foremost demands a literal analysis, this type of left-field reading is welcome and valuable. It also makes a lot more sense than you’d expect, and it helps explain the inclusion of certain elements — such as Smurf gangbangs.

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