6.7/10
29,135
59 user 51 critic

Chaos Theory (2008)

Trailer
2:08 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
The story of an obsessively organized efficiency expert whose life unravels in unexpected ways when fate forces him to explore the serendipitous nature of love and forgiveness.

Director:

Writer:

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Nines (2007)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.

Director: John August
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy
Foolproof (2003)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Kevin, Sam and Rob are founding members of a theoretical group which pulls off heists. Leo, a gangster, blackmails them into pulling off a real multi-million dollar heist. Now it's up to them to get out alive.

Director: William Phillips
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Kristin Booth, Joris Jarsky
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Director: Adam Brooks
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin
Paper Man (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.

Directors: Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children.

Director: Dennis Lee
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson
Just Friends I (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.

Director: Roger Kumble
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Susan
...
...
...
Ed
...
...
...
...
...
Maid of Honor (as Jovanna Huguet)
...
Best Man
...
Ken
Lisa Calder ...
...
Evil Ferryman
Jocelyne Loewen ...
Edit

Storyline

At his daughter's wedding, time-management specialist Frank Allen corners the reluctant groom and tells him a long story: about the night his wife chose him, and then, about eight years later, when a missed ferry, a corporate groupie, a panicked expectant mother, and a medical test brought Frank's marriage to a crisis. In the midst of the crisis were Frank, his wife Susan, their daughter Jesse, and Frank's best friend, the feckless Buddy. Things come to a head at a lake when Frank, armed with a shotgun, decides to cross something permanently from one of his time-management lists. Is there ever room for whim and chaos? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This man will bring order to the universe...or not. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 October 2008 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Teorija kaosa  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$23,880 (USA) (13 April 2008)

Gross:

$237,958 (USA) (20 April 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ryan Reynolds plays Elisabeth Harnois's father despite being less than three years older than her (945 days to be specific). Emily Mortimer, who plays Elisabeth Harnois's mother, is less than eight years older than her in real life. See more »

Goofs

At the very end during the wedding ceremony, characters sitting behind Frank & Susan on the right hand side of the aisle are a different set of people while shot from the camera behind, while Frank walks his daughter. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jesse Allen: [to Maid of Honor, while wearing wedding dress] Give it to me straight: virginal bride or slut in white?
See more »


Soundtracks

Better Things
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks
Courtesy of Koch Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sugaroo!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
This man will bring order to the universe...or not.
2 March 2009 | by (every where) – See all my reviews

I can't believe this one flew under my radar for almost two years. Chaos Theory is one of those rare gems in between, you never hear it being talked about but has also built quite a fanbase. Chaos Theory is a quirky, surprising little gem with a great script and an impressive vision. Directed by Marcos Siega (Pretty Persuasion), the movie works on both ends. It has enough comedy to give a chuckle or two and exact amount of drama for the love sick. Ryan Reynolds, whether you love him or hate him, is always the impressive actor and this is by far one of his best on screen performance. Emily Mortimer is always terrific and the elusive Stuart Townsend graces us with his charisma and almost-never-seen talent. This is a rarity of a gem with a great cast and a perfect blend of heartwarming drama and spot-on comedic timing.

However, its never gonna get the wide audience that it deserves mainly because the stars aren't exactly top draws in the box office which is just sad really because the wider audience would rather just watch a dude dressed as a lady in a fatsuit (I'm looking at you Tyler Perry) than real good quality film-making.


14 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?