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The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)

Nick Larson discovers a supernatural way to alter his life and travel back in time to key moments in his life by looking at photographs.

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Nick Larson and his best friends Trevor Eastman and Amanda are celebrating the twentieth-fourth birthday of his girlfriend Julie Miller in a beautiful lake on a Sunday morning. Nick is expecting to be promoted in the company where he works, and Julie is planning to move to his place instead of going to New York for her Master degree. However, Nick is called by his colleague Dave Bristol, who is disputing the promotion with Nick, for a meeting with a client. While on the road, Nick has an accident and Julie and his friends die. One year later, Nick finds that he can travel in time and tries to fix the past, with tragic consequences for the future. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Can you change your past without destroying your future?


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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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10 October 2006 (USA)  »

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El efecto mariposa 2  »

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Trivia

The director of this film is the younger brother of Matthew F. Leonetti, the Director of Photography for the previous installment. See more »

Goofs

After the truck hits the jeep near the beginning of the movie...the jeep is pushed out of its way twice in succession. No separate camera angles are obvious. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Hold up. Your dad's right outside.
Grace: I don't care about that, and neither does he. Besides, I'll just tell him to give you another raise.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Playing The Game
Written by A.M. (as AM)
Performed by A.M. (as AM)
Courtesy of Anthony Miller (ASCAP)
Published by Edgecliffe Music (ASCAP)
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Repeating unrepeatable
15 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

The reason why the first movie was very good (I would call it even brilliant) was, that for first half an hour, you didn't know what's going on here. You saw Kutcher's childhood which was from time to time affected by blackouts and you didn't know what they are for there. As this is a sequel, the tension was missing and the guy even didn't have blackouts at all. Many times during the new movie I felt like watching the first movie and that the new one just changed a few things. For example, compare the prison scene and the scene on toilets. This movie lacks strong scenes, which are replaced by sex. Again, remember the first movie - burning of a dog, dynamite in a box, visit at Lenny's room in hospital etc. Those moments were breathtaking, quick and strong. What do you have in the second one? A lot of people hate the ending of this movie, but well...how would you end it? It would be a disgrace if it was pure happy-end and also, they couldn't do partial happy-end, if they didn't want to repeat themselves again. All in all, this flick is very mediocre and the comparing to the original movie pushes it even lower. I won't say "AVOID IT!", watch it on some evening when you want to watch TV but the only thing they broadcast is Big Brother.


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