With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access one hundred percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Evan Treborn grows up in a small town with his single, working mother and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts where he suddenly finds himself somewhere else, confused. Evan's friends and mother hardly believe him, thinking he makes it up just to get out of trouble. As Evan grows up he has fewer of these blackouts until he seems to have recovered. Since the age of seven he has written a diary of his blackout moments so he can remember what happens. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him like a brick! Written by
When Evan is sitting with prostitute Kayleigh in the restaurant, Kayleigh looks through his wallet then sets it on the table. In the next shot, the wallet has moved across the table. See more »
[reading aloud as he writes a note]
If anyone finds this, it means my plan didn't work and I'm already dead. But if I can somehow go back to the beginning of all of this, I might be able to save her.
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The title, "The Butterfly Effect," is superimposed over a depiction of a butterfly beating its wings, which is itself superimposed upon an X-ray profile of a human brain. See more »
Man... Whew... Wow! I'm at a loss of words to describe this high
octane, tantalizing, brain-stimulating movie. The acting: excellent.
The plot: superb. The story: great. The drama/suspense: mind numbing.
How the writers were able to put this story together so flawlessly, I
don't know, and how the director was able to actualize it, even more
amazing. There was plenty of visual stimuli as well as mental stimuli
as you waited to see the outcome of each alteration made by the main
character, Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher).
The movie kept me guessing and kept me at the edge of my seat, and the
writers outdid themselves by making sure the movie didn't peter out
with some lame ending. The ending was icing on the cake and it capped
what should be a classic.
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