Butterfly Effect, The (BD)
Ashton Kutcher is Evan Treborn, a college student who finds that he has a unique ability to travel into his past and alter prior events, thus enabling him to rearrange his future. The story opens in childhood with Evan (played by John Patrick Amedori) and three friends-Lenny, Kayleigh, and her brother, Tommy-getting into lots of mischief and, frighteningly, avoiding being videotaped naked by Kayleigh and Tommy’s drunken, sadistic father. It also doesn’t help that Evan draws weird pictures, scares his mother with kitchen knives, and experiences frequent blackouts. A psychiatrist suggests that Evan keep a daily journal of his activities, and as the weeks and months pass so does the size of Evan’s journal collection. When a childhood prank by the four children goes horribly awry, it changes the course of everyone’s collective destinies. Flash forward to present day and we find Evan an honors student in college and seven years free of any blackouts. But running into Kayleigh (Amy Smart, Rat Race), who works as a waitress and has an otherwise abysmal existence, restarts Evan’s condition. When Evan finds out that she’s killed herself, he attempts to head into the past to save Kayleigh from her fate. Thus begins a weird, strange adventure as Evan maneuvers his past and present in a desperate bid to make everything right again.