Rent The Butterfly Effect (2004)

3.9 of 5 from 17 ratings
1h 55min
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Synopsis:
In The Butterfly Effect Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) has lost crucial moments of his life, his childhood scarred by a series of terrifying events he can't remember. When Evan realises that by reading his diaries he can unlock the past and go back in time, he tries to reclaim the missing memories by tampering with the past... with unexpected and distastrous results! The more Evan tampers with time, the more his life, and those of his friend Kayleigh (Amy Smart) begin to unravel, and he discovers there is no such thing as a happy ending!
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Directors:
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Producers:
Chris Bender, A.J. Dix, Anthony Rhulen, J.C. Spink
Writers:
J. MacKye Gruber, Eric Bress
Studio:
Icon
Genres:
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/04/2007
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Beyond the Movie: The Science and Psychology of the Chaos Theory - The History and Allure of Time Travel Fact Track
  • All-Access Pass: Filmmaker Commentary by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber - The Creative Process - Visual Effects - Storyboard Gallery - Original Theatrical Trailer - Deleted Scenes
  • DVD-ROM content: Script-to-Screen Image (Director's Cut) - Commentary Digest Gallery - Scene Medleys
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/09/2009
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (14) of The Butterfly Effect

An incredibly compelling film - The Butterfly Effect review by CP Customer

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20/07/2005

The Butterfly Effect is one of those films that was ignored by most critics, didn’t set the box office alight, but remains one of the best films released in 2004. Thanks to DVD it’s now being rediscovered by audiences in its original directors cut, and is fast becoming a cult classic. The story revolves around the life of Evan Treborn, (Kutcher), who has always suffered from mental blackouts during times of trauma. All through his childhood he would blackout if anything traumatic happened and not recall any memories directly linked prior to the blackout. Now in college, he reads through his childhood journals only to discover these traumatic memories are coming back to him. When he revisits his childhood sweetheart to discuss some of the causes of past blackouts she doesn’t want to talk about it. He finds out however, that he can now induce these blackouts to revisit his past, and in turn change past events. Unfortunately his altering of past events causes negative results in the present (a chaos theory known as the butterfly effect) As Evan, time and again, tries to change events in the past he starts to lose grip of reality. His desperation to fix events of both past and present grows deeper, and each time he changes the past the effect escalates, creating alternate realities, many of which are worse than past events which he’s trying to change. The Butterfly Effect is an inventive, challenging, and cleverly executed film, all wrapped into solid storytelling that keeps you hooked from start to finish. Highly recommended viewing!

11 out of 14 members found this review helpful.

Darker, and Better than Expected - The Butterfly Effect review by CP Customer

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17/05/2008

Who would have guessed that Ashton Kutcher could act? Well, he did and this film is a lot more powerful than could be expected. Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber direct well, and make a good job of maintaining tension.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

FANTASTIC FILM - The Butterfly Effect review by CP Customer

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26/10/2006

I have to say I am not an Ashton Kutcher fan and I didn't think this film would be my kind of film. However, this film is a real surprise. It follows Ashton trying to uncover supressed memories from his childhood and is based upon the idea that changing one thing may change everything else for better or worse. It is a fantastic thriller and really keeps you gripped from the beginning. The acting was excellent, much better than expected. This is by no means a tennage thriller, it would definitely appeal to an older audience as well. Everyone I've spoken to said they were really surprised by the film and thought it was great (including men). I highly recommend it!!

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A bit of a weak plot - The Butterfly Effect review by CP Customer

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01/08/2011

For me, the film did not even get off the ground in the sense of holding my attention. Overall a very average production.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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