Nice plot, shame about the Ashton.
Ashton Kutcher plays a young man whose life has been tormented by black out episodes at crucially emotional points in his life. But discovers through the use of his journals, he has been told to keep since the blacks outs started, he can change the present by altering what decisions he made the past. Unfortunately, the film's name suggests one small change can cause very major after effects.
Definitely not a feel good film, but rather dark and tragic in every sense of the word. The dysfunctional families create the whole tragic feel of the film. It is, for lack of a better term, very human and brings a sense of realism to a sci-fi film. Anything the lead character is trying to achieve is ultimately to have a normal life, not trying to save the world.
The performances were crap, Amy Smart being the only exception to this. Smart is particularly impressive, given her character undergoes the most dramatic changes and handles each incarnation convincingly.
The direction/cinematography was well-done, with a few classic Hitchcock-style bits of camera work and nicely done special effects. If the casting had been anything beyond appalling the film would have been great.
Like it for what it is, a good sci-fi yarn with bad acting.
New Line Cinema
Ashton Kutcher (MTV, Dude, Where's My Car)
and Amy Smart (Road Trip, Starsky & Hutch, Rat Race).
Eric Bress (Final Destination 2)
Click Here To watch the Trailer + clips from The Butterfly Effect