How Donnie Darko's time journey works
Time travel in Donnie Darko
Growing up is never easy, but living in Middlesex, Virginia in 1988 certainly doesn't make things any better. Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) is about to learn this the hard way as he accidentally got caught in a chain of events that will define his community. And it's all about him and a lot of unique powers that he's about to acquire.
Who is time travel
It's not who, but what travels through time in the events of Donnie Darko, as a jet engine that detaches itself from an airplane during the last act drives through a portal that Donnie manipulates.
From when to when
This engine will be returned from October 30, 1988 to October 2, 1988 in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds.