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A young man struggling to get over disturbing memories from his childhood discovers that he is able to travel back in time and alter events in his past. However every change he makes transforms his life and that of those around him often to unexpected and disastrous consequences. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 114 mins. Language: English. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Genre: Mystery. Subgenre: Sci-Fi. Release Year: 2004.
Despite box-office dominance during its opening weekend, The Butterfly Effect is better suited to guilty-pleasure viewing at home. When writer-directors Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber (who penned Final Destination 2) aren't breaking their own haphazard rules of logic, they're filling this sordid thriller with enough unpleasantness to make eternal damnation seem like an attractive alternative. In a role-reversal from his That '70s Show persona, Ashton Kutcher plays a college-age psychology student who discovers, by re-reading his childhood journals, that he can revisit his past and alter traumatic events, hoping to improve their previously unfortunate outcomes. Instead, this foolhardy experiment in chaos theory (the titular "butterfly effect," popularized by Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park) results in a variety of nightmarish permutations, each having dire consequences for him and/or his friends. This intriguing premise is explored with a few interesting twists and turns, but with subplots involving child pornography, animal cruelty, and profanely violent children, it's a stretch to call it entertainment. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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This movie is the first of a series and also the only one you should get. Love Kutcher and how everything changes depending of how his interaction in the movie. Worth watching!Published 17 months ago by Patrick
One of my all time faves. A refreshing idea with clever effects and a heart wrenching conclusion. I'll say no more.
A must see.
The movie is excellent! Very good plot, keeps you on the edge of your seat all the time! Awesome ending too!Published on Feb. 20 2013 by Benjamin Couillard
My son asked for this movie which he likes very much. It was convenient to order it online as we did.Published on Feb. 2 2013 by Irene
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I really liked this movie, I originally had it on DVD. I personally preferred the ending in the theatrical cut over the darker ending in... Read more
I absolutely loved this movie! The DVD contains two different endings, my favorite ending (without giving it away) is the one where he is.... a baby. But both are good. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2011 by Neil Roy