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Chaos Theory
Chaos Theory
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Emily Mortimer, Stuart Townsend, Sarah Chalke, Mike Erwin
Director: Marcos Siega
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG-13     2008     1hr 27min

Ryan Reynolds' exceptional performance as an efficiency expert off his game is the best reason to see Chaos Theory, a drama-comedy full of surprises. Reynolds plays Frank, a compulsive list-maker and paragon of punctuality...  more »

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Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Emily Mortimer, Stuart Townsend, Sarah Chalke, Mike Erwin
Director: Marcos Siega
Creators: Barbara Kelly, Erica Westheimer, Fred Westheimer, Frederic Golchan, Mark Gill, Michael Andreen, Daniel Taplitz
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Castle Rock
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/17/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Leah G. (Leahbelle) from GROVER BEACH, CA
Reviewed on 8/19/2012...
Ryan Reynolds plays an expert on time efficiency who has his life turned upside down when he misses the ferry on his way to work one morning, and nothing is the same after that. The movie has a good combination of comedy mixed with heart and soul and a good dose of confusion.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Cleverly entertaining, but very "dark" in its comedy
JKH | Nashville, TN | 02/20/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is definitely a dark comedy -- as some of the other reviews reveal, Ryan Reynold's character has everything go miserably wrong in his life. The irony is that he is an efficiency expert and, prior to this series of events, had an inordinately structured and "perfect" existence. When it shatters apart, he begins doing the some of the risky behavior he once condemned (driving a Harley with no helmet) and smoking. You can feel the tension because his actions go against his personality. Throughout, Reynolds is very convincing in dramatizing the stress and anxiety.

Just watching the film, I could not help but feel very empathetic toward Reynold's character. To me, it isn't really all that "laugh-out-loud" funny. Rather, it is more of a sense of shock that the poor guy has been devastated so badly and deeply.

While I normally don't like this kind of movie, I felt it was strangely compelling and well done for what it is. Just don't watch this for some light-hearted laughs.

Actually pretty good
Erik P. Pukinskis | San Diego, CA USA | 04/13/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's not exactly North by Northwest, but this is a solid, fun film. Unlike most romantic comedies, the writing is actually pretty good. There were a bunch of really clever lines, and no real groaners that I can think of.

Two things bothered me about it. It really celebrates the concept of heterosexual marriage and monogamy as the way to go. It doesn't really question any of that. Lots of people are happy not being married, or being non-monogamous, and certainly not everyone is straight. So it's a little bit of a bummer, Yet-Another-Movie-About-Straight-White-People-Getting-Married-And-Being-Monogamous. Like we really need another one of those.

And also, somewhat it sets up the wife as the villain for a lot of the movie, which is another sad trope. Poor-Perfect-Man-With-Overreactive-Wife is a little played out as a movie theme.

Other than those two things, I enjoyed it quite a bit though."