The Butterfly Effect

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The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 American sci-fi/drama movie starring Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Eric Stoltz and others. The Butterfly Effect is directed and written by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber.

The movie title references Chaos theory, especially with regard to the weather, that suggests that a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil could theoretically generate a tornado in Texas months later; see butterfly effect. The title is also metaphorical for the appearance of brain scans which resemble a butterfly.

The film's tagline is: Change one thing, change everything.

Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) is a man who suffered traumas as a boy (John Patrick Amedori), but whose recall of events is obscured by blackouts. While searching for an answer to heal his emotional wounds, he finds that when he reads from his adolescent journals, he travels back in time, and is able to essentially "redo" parts of his past. The consequences of his choices then propagate back to the present. As he continues to do this, he realizes that even though his intentions are good, the actions he takes always have unintended consequences.

Comparison

Many critics, including actor Ashton Kutcher himself, have stated that this movie is a combination of two classics: Back to the Future (time travel elements) and Jacob's Ladder (mind vs. reality).

This is among many other famous movies such as The Matrix, Fight Club, Donnie Darko, Final Destination, Groundhog Day, American Beauty, Minority Report, with an existentialist manifesto.

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