Film review: The butterfly effect

by Quave1969

This is a drama fantasy thriller written and directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber. It stars Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Eric Stolz, Eden Hemon, Ethan Supler, Melora Walters and John Patric Amedori.

In this film Evan Treborn grows up in a small town with his mother. He has memory blackouts every time something goes wrong or he is in danger. His mother and friends think he makes it all up to get rid of trouble.

He starts writing  journals at the age of seven. He grows up and this strange disease seems to have disappeared, but one day at university he finds his journals and starts reading. He becomes unconscious and finds himself living in one of those blackout moments in the past, but he can change what happens.

I found this film interesting because it plays with the idea of parallel universes and the plot makes sense. Besides it has a fast pace and some spine-chilling scenes that will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat.

“The butterfly effect” won the Pegasus Audience Award in 2004 at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film and was nominated for many others.

Click here to see the trailer.

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