Monday, March 4, 2019

Overheard at Table 4: The Butterfly Effect (2004)

I was surprised to hear that the wife had never seen it. I thought everyone had seen it. I thought it ranked up there with Donnie Darko as one of those early 2000s mindfuck movies.  

Also, I was worried that she wouldn’t like it. I remembered that it was a time travel movie, complete with changing timelines and usually she hates that.

Then, the first 10 minutes of the movie have a pedophile making kiddie porn, and a psycho kid burning a dog in a bag. I thought for sure that would make my wife say, “Turn this shit off.”

But she didn’t. She wanted to see how the story ended.

My wife thought the actress did a good job playing the different roles – the different versions of her, the different version of who we could be, given different circumstances.

I thought the hooker-junkie scarfaced version of her was a little over the top, but then I find that role is a stereotype … although she wonderfully delivered the line, “the one problem to your story is that no way in hell, in ANY version of reality, would I be in a sorority!”

She also spotted that Asthon Kutcher’s friend Lenny was the Historian in the TV series Travelers.

However, when I double checked that, I found that wasn’t quite true: The Historian in Travelers is Reilly Dolman and Lenny in Butterfly Effect is Elden Henson. But that’s OK: to my wife, all us white guys look the same.

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