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The Butterfly Effect


Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, William Lee Scott, Elden Henson View All


Eric Bress (Director), J. Mackye Gruber (Screenplay), J. Mackye Gruber (Director), Eric Bress (Screenplay) View All

Released: Jan. 23rd, 2004
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.
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Instead of traveling in time physically, Evan Treborn (Kutcher) can somehow travel back inhabiting his own body and manipulate events in his life, which have effects on the people around him as well.
Ashton Kutcher acts his ASS off in this film.
The Butterfly Effect has an interesting premise: a young man (Ashton Kutcher) discovers that he can send himself back in time by concentrating on pictures or narrative from earlier in his life (he keeps a journal), and then can zip back to the present.