History Film / TheButterflyEffect

27th Sep '17 11:54:17 PM MeaJae97
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** This all ties into another lesson that we are all the sum of our experiences, so seemingly small changes can make a huge impact over someone's lifetime.
27th Sep '17 2:57:57 PM Bisected8
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* TheStoryThatNeverWas: [[spoiler: At the end, Evan decides that the only way he can stop screwing things up with his MentalTimeTravel is to jump back to before he was born, and strangle himself in his mother's womb; deleted scenes imply he wasn't even the first of his mother's children to go through this.]]
15th Sep '17 2:53:51 AM BlackSwan81
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* UnkemptBeauty: Evan's reaction to seeing Kayleigh outside the diner in the first timeline. Especially apparent in the film's novelization. [[spoiler: Sadly, it doesn't end well.]]
15th Sep '17 2:35:13 AM BlackSwan81
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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "This is the very moment of your reckoning..."]] George is understandably freaked out by the 7-year-old Evan's suddenly mature speech.

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "This is the very moment of your reckoning..."]] George is understandably freaked out by the 7-year-old Evan's suddenly mature deadly serious speech.
15th Sep '17 2:31:21 AM BlackSwan81
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* WhenSheSmiles: Evan has this reaction to Kayleigh in the first alternate reality. He's seen her sad and messed-up so many times that, when he sees her smile, he's convinced he wants to marry her.

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "This is the very moment of your reckoning..."]] George is understandably freaked out by the 7-year-old Evan's suddenly mature speech.
* WhenSheSmiles: Evan has this reaction to Kayleigh in the first alternate reality. He's seen her [[BrokenBird sad and messed-up messed-up]] so many times that, when he sees her smile, he's convinced he wants to marry her.
15th Sep '17 1:58:39 AM BlackSwan81
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Horribly averted [[spoiler: in Kayleigh's junkie prostitute incarnation]].
18th Aug '17 8:46:10 AM Folamh3
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''The Butterfly Effect'' is a 2004 American ScienceFiction PsychologicalThriller film starring Creator/AshtonKutcher, Amy Smart, Eric Stoltz, and others, directed and written by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber, and distributed by NewLineCinema.

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''The Butterfly Effect'' is a 2004 American ScienceFiction PsychologicalThriller film starring Creator/AshtonKutcher, Amy Smart, Creator/AmySmart, Eric Stoltz, and others, directed and written by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber, and distributed by NewLineCinema.
18th Aug '17 8:35:42 AM Folamh3
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** If you watch the director's cut, the Aesop could be interpreted as "Everything will be fine [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice as long as]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop you kill yourself]]."]]
26th Jun '17 4:29:17 PM rjd1922
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:'''Strangling yourself as a fetus?!''']]
* HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler:Evan]] in the director's cut.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:'''Strangling yourself as a fetus?!''']]
* HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler:Evan]] [[spoiler:Evan strangles himself as a fetus]] in the director's cut.
26th Jun '17 2:47:41 PM rjd1922
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* CrimeOfSelfDefense: An especially jarring plot point has Evan sent to jail when he accidentally kills Tommy in self-defense. Mind you, everyone knows Tommy is a violent psycho and there were a dozen witnesses to testify that Tommy was trying to kill Evan.

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* CrimeOfSelfDefense: An especially jarring plot point has Evan sent to jail when he accidentally kills Tommy in self-defense. Mind you, everyone knows Tommy is a violent psycho and there were a dozen witnesses to testify that Tommy was trying to kill Evan. This might be because Evan did keep hitting Tommy after he was incapacitated.
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