Sarah Chalke


Sitcoms by definition are interested almost exclusively in making the audience laugh. Comedy is the core of their existence, but the best ones are capable of adding something more to the mix. Something a bit more serious, a bit more emotional, and a bit more concerned with their characters’ hearts. Scrubs is one of the best examples of a show that earned an audience for being both incredibly humorous and capable of working the tear ducts with storylines and characters that connect with our own hopes, fears, and emotions. And yes, I am talking about seasons one through seven only… we can all agree the final two seasons (8/9) need never be mentioned again.


[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achieves what others have done before is like seeing a rerun of a television show where your favorite characters have been replaced by strangers.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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