The Butterfly Effect 2004

The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 American science fiction thriller film starring Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Eric Stoltz, and others, distributed by New Line Cinema.

The title is a reference to the butterfly effect, which theorises that a change in something seemingly innocuous, such as a flap of a butterfly’s wings, may have unexpected larger consequences in the future, such as the path a hurricane will travel. The Butterfly Effect is directed and written by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber.

Plot: Evan Treborn has lost track of time. From an early age, crucial moments of his life have disappeared into a black hole of forgetting, his boyhood marred by a series of terrifying events he can’t remember. What remains is the ghost of memory and the broken lives around him the lives of his childhood friends, Kayleigh, Lenny and Tommy. Throughout his childhood, Evan was under the care of a psychologist who encouraged him to keep a journal, detailing the events of his day to day life. Now in college, Evan reads from one of his journals and finds himself thrust suddenly, inexplicably back in time. He comes to realize that the notebooks he keeps under his bed are a vehicle by which he can return to the past and reclaim his memories. But these recollections only leave Evan feeling responsible for the damaged lives of his friends, most crucially that of Kayleigh, his childhood sweetheart who he continued to love into adulthood. Determined to do something now that he was incapable of doing then, Evan purposely travels back in time, his present-day mind occupying his childhood body, in an attempt to re-write history and spare his friends and loved ones these traumatic experiences.
Awards and nominations
2005 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (Saturn Awards)
* Nominated – Best Science Fiction Film
2004 Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film
* Won – Pegasus Audience Award – Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
2004 Teen Choice Awards
* Nominated – Choice Movie: Thriller
* Ashton Kutcher as Evan Treborn
* Amy Smart as Kayleigh Miller
* Melora Walters as Andrea Treborn
* Elden Henson as Lenny Kagan
* William Lee Scott as Tommy Miller
* John Patrick Amedori as Evan Treborn
* Irene Gorovaia as Kayleigh Miller
* Kevin G. Schmidt as Lenny Kagan
* Jesse James as Tommy Miller
* Logan Lerman as Evan Treborn
* Sarah Widdows as Kayleigh Miller
* Jake Kaese as Lenny Kagan
* Cameron Bright as Tommy Miller
* Eric Stoltz as George Miller
* Kevin Durand as Carlos
* Callum Keith Rennie as Jason Treborn
* Lorena Gale as Mrs. Boswell
* Ethan Suplee as Thumper
* Tara Wilson as Heidi
* Jesse Hutch as Spencer
* Sarah Gruber as Bystander

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