When he begins experiencing debilitating headaches that lead to blackouts, a young man discovers that he is able to mentally travel back in time and alter the past… but he is not prepared for the effects that those changes create.
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Thank heavens I first watched the director's cut ending because the theatrical version is worse. The ideas of Chaos Theory and Butterfly Effect are very interesting, but the idea of time travelling isn't.
A discombobulated attempt to cash in on the cult success of 'Donnie Darko', 'Memento' and 'Fight Club' with variable results. Many ideas but consistency in the arc of the narrative is lost to the desire to maintain spectacle.
Yes, Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber are about as proficient at writing natural dialogue as the average Burger King employee is at performing brain-surgery with a lug-wrench while eight beers deep. That said, it's a stellar piece technically; tightly wound and filler-free. The cast is also terrific, the central idea is explored thoughtfully and the love story is moving and endearing in its idealistic elegance.
Ashton Stumps crushing a muesli bar with his mannequin fingers was almost the greatest moment in cinematic history but then Ashton can't even kill himself in a bath or stop his same-age mum in bad make-up dying from lung cancer and then and then and then even more Ashton shit stuff...!
The first thirty minutes of this movie is just an actually hardcore exploitation story about brutal child abuse. The time traveling makes it all fall apart, but it's worth it for the beginning. Shoutout to goth Suplee