The Butterfly Effect [Director's Cut/Theatrical Cut] [Blu-ray] [2004]

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  • Release Date: 07/17/2012
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (40 out of 41)

Special Features


  • Director's Cut of the Film
  • Theatrical Version of the Film
  • The Science and Psychology of The Chaos Theory
  • The History and Allure of Time Travel
  • Director's Cut Fact Track
  • Director's Cut Commentary by Co-Directors and Co-Screenwriters Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber
  • The Creative Process
  • Visual Effects
  • Storyboard Gallery
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes

Synopsis


The Butterfly Effect
Final Destination 2 screenwriters Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber make their directorial debut with the sci-fi thriller The Butterfly Effect. Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher with facial hair) wants to free himself from his disturbing childhood memories. As a kid, he often blacked out for long periods of time and tried to detail his life in a journal. As a young adult, he revisits the journal entries to figure out the truth about his troubled childhood friends Kayleigh (Amy Smart), Lenny (Elden Henson), and Tommy (William Lee Scott). When he discovers he can travel back in time in order to set things right, he tries to save his beloved friends. However, he finds out that relatively minor changes can make major problems for the future. The Butterfly Effect also stars Eric Stoltz, Ethan Suplee, and Melora Walters. The title was inspired by the story A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ashton Kutcher
    Ashton Kutcher - Evan Treborn
  • Amy Smart
    Amy Smart - Kayleigh Miller
  • William Lee Scott
    William Lee Scott - Tommy Miller
  • Elden Henson
    Elden Henson - Lenny Kagan
  • Melora Walters
    Melora Walters - Andrea Treborn



Overall customer rating

4.4
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Entertaining

    Posted
    fiddler

    Critics didn't receive this movie to warmly, but trust me... DON'T LISTEN TO THEM. If you get too technical with a movie like this, you take all the joy right out of it. It was a good movie. Entertaining. Engaging. The problem people may see in it is that the idea around it just causes disbelief and makes the serious crowd (like critics) think "how silly!" Just be a little imaginative and enjoy the ride. Literally, this movie is a ride. Basically it's about a child with a tough childhood who has a mental issue in which he discovers that while recalling moments of his past (reading his old diaries), he can travel through time and relive the moment. But, careful...reliving it significantly differently alters his future. The concept itself is really cool. Teens and people in their early 20s would love it. The older crowd may get critical because some of the events of this kids life is very random. If you think to much about it, you would find it silly, but otherwise, it seems cool. Ashton Kutcher was cute in his role. He does exemplify the typical American college boy. I actually think for a movie with a unique sci-fi, paranormal idea like this a more serious actor with a different personality (a more quiet, reserved, unassuming boy) would fit better with the plot. Nevertheless, I watched this movie twice and enjoyed it both times, so 4 stars it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    Greenbean
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    I saw this movie a few years back and thought the story line was different and interesting. I even bought the sequel and thought it was just as good as the first movie. I decided to purchase this movie as a Christmas gift for my son because we usually have a movie day with the family on Christmas Day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT Movie

    Posted
    PhantomIllusionist

    I waited far too long to check this movie out. I recently saw a bit of it on TV and didn't get a chance to finish it, so I picked it up. I am so glad that I did. It is a dark movie that is disturbing in a way, but very fun to watch. I highly recommend it for anyone who feels like they want to watch a thought inducing movie. Aston Kutcher gives a great performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Intriguing

    Posted
    Kamahama3x
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    A very interesting, thought-provoking movie about the ripple effects of our actions to our future and to others. A surprise that the movie is so good. I would not think something with Ashton Kutcher would be good, but the person who recommended this to me was right!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Layz

    Ashton Kutcher did a wonderful job as the lead in the sci-fi thriller that wll have you on the edge of your seat. Anybody that wants to travel back into time to change the past, never thinks about what will happen to the future, and this movie could make a person rethink time travel

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a gem

    Posted
    JKKINARD
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    Truly original and amazing acting by Ashton Kutcher, which was surprising I must say. The movie definitely has some strange content but it is highly entertaining and one I can watch on almost any night. It certainly is fun despite some of the content involved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Own It

    Posted
    KansasBob

    This is a movie that not many of my friends had seen before, and after they watch it, they become a fan. I like a good science fiction type of movie and this is one. It took me more that one watching to figure a few things out. My wife likes it too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST MOVIE IN THE WORLD!!!!!

    Posted
    Lauren

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE IT IS MY FAVE!!!!!!!!!! I WOULD RECOMED IT FOR ANY ONE!!! BUT MAKE SURE IF YOU ARE UNDER LIKE 15 ASK A PARENT CAUSE I SAW THIS WHEN I WAS 12 AND IT IS PRETTY BAD ABOUT LANGUE AND OTHER STUFF!!!!! BEST MOVIE EVER!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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