Chaos Theory (2007/I)

Chaos Theory (2007/I)

Director: Marcos Siega

Cast: Ryan Reynolds as Frank Allen, Emily Mortimer as Susan Allen, Stuart Townsend as Buddy Endrow, Sarah Chalke as Paula Crowe, Mike Erwin as Ed, Constance Zimmer as Peg the Teacher, Matreya Fedor as Jesse Allen (7 years), Elisabeth Harnois as Jesse Allen, Chris William Martin as Damon, Jovanna Huguet as Maid of Honor, Christopher Jacot as Simon / Best Man, Alessandro Juliani as Ken, Lisa Calder as Sherri, Ty Olsson as Evil Ferryman, Jocelyne Loewen as Pregnant Nancy

Spontaneity is not a highly esteemed commodity in Frank Allen's
catalogue of virtues. An efficiency trainer by avocation, Frank is a
man whose own life is organized entirely around to-do lists, time
charts and abstrusely calculated probabilities. Then, one day Frank
becomes a victim of circumstances so utterly beyond his control that he
is forced to abandon his old way of thinking and adopt a new philosophy
of life altogether, that of throwing caution to the wind and letting
his every mercurial whim determine the course of his actions (he
shuffles index cards to determine what it is he should do next).

"Chaos Theory," a small but insightful movie written by Daniel Taplitz
and directed by Marcos Siega, boasts a cleverly addled storyline, some
sharp, witty dialogue and energetic performances by Reynolds, Emily
Mortimer and Stuart Townsend, the latter two as Frank's wife and best
friend, respectively. The plot complications get pretty hot and heavy
at times but, as with all good comedy, things have a way of
straightening themselves out in the end.

Though there may be a few too many musical montage sequences in the
movie for my taste - they always seem to be used as shortcuts to get
the heart soaring or the tear ducts flowing - the movie has a fluidity
and charm that raise it above any possible shortcomings. Moreover, the
Pacific Northwest setting provides a scenic backdrop for all the
amusing shenanigans taking place on center stage.

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