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Chaos Theory

[Editor's Note: Before (or after, your choice) you read Cole's glowing review of Chaos Theory, enter to win some awesome FREE Stuff! by clicking here!] We want our movies to cover new ground. Going to see a movie that only achieves what others have done before is like seeing a rerun of a television show where your favorite characters have been replaced by strangers. It’s admittedly difficult to create something truly original – to connect to an audience in a new way – but Chaos Theory does this in leaps and bounds. Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds) is an efficient man. He lives his life by making to-do lists and completing them, checking off each moment as a task to finish and sharing his methods in corporate speaking events. One morning, his wife Susan (Emily Mortimer) sets the clocks so that he’s ten minutes behind schedule, and the shift creates a chain of events that drastically changes his career and his relationships with his wife, daughter (Matrya Fedor) and best friend Buddy (Stuart Townsend). As with most good movies, a synopsis doesn’t do it justice. It seems on the surface as the classic tale of a stuffy guy who learns to let go and live life to the fullest, but Chaos Theory just isn’t as happy as all that. It isn’t a story of a man having a mid-life crisis while the audience laughs along at his antics. It is the story of a man who learns things specific to his […]

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Comedy on the surface, sentimental character study at the core, Lars and the Real Girl is a very good film that at times has touches of greatness.

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Realness is easy to take for granted. One thinks it’s just common sense, but what really makes something “real.”

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published: 04.19.2014
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published: 04.19.2014
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