The Butterfly Effect
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT (12)
D: J. Mackye Gruber & Eric Bress
New Line (Chris Bender, A. J. Dix, Anthony Rhulen & J. C. Spink)
USA/Canada 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 2003 (released 2004)
W: J. Mackye Gruber & Eric Bress
DP: Matthew F. Leonetti
Ed: Peter Amundson
Mus: Michael Suby
Ashton Kutcher (Evan Treborn), Amy Smart (Kayleigh Miller), Eric Stoltz (George Miller), William Lee Scott (Tommy Miller), Elden Henson (Lenny Kagan)
I actually enjoyed this movie a lot more than I thought I would. It handles the concept of space-time continuum and the theory of the butterfly effect very well, although I think it's been done a lot better in other films (12 Monkeys, Donnie Darko, et al). On the whole, it was a good movie, but would have got a better rating if Ashton Kutcher's character was replaced with somebody capable of delivering a more convincing acting performance. He's okay when the script doesn't ask him to do much, but watching him try to elicit any kind of emotion borders on laughable.
Two sequels followed, as well as a director's cut with an alternative ending.