Chaos Theory When Frank (Ryan Reynolds), a highly organized efficiency expert, misses the ferry to his next gig, it sets off a chain of contrived mix-ups that… Chaos Theory When Frank (Ryan Reynolds), a highly organized efficiency expert, misses the ferry to his next gig, it sets off a chain of contrived mix-ups that… 2008-04-11 PG-13 PT85M Comedy Emily Mortimer Ryan Reynolds Stuart Townsend Warner Bros.
Movie Review

Chaos Theory (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Ryan Reynolds, Stuart Townsend | AVOIDING CHAOS Ryan Reynolds (pictured left, with Stuart Townsend) is an efficiency expert whose life goes off the rails, no more appealing in practice than…
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AVOIDING CHAOS Ryan Reynolds (pictured left, with Stuart Townsend) is an efficiency expert whose life goes off the rails, no more appealing in practice than it is in Theory
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Apr 11, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 85 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Emily Mortimer and Ryan Reynolds; Distributor: Warner Bros.

When Frank (Ryan Reynolds), a highly organized efficiency expert, misses the ferry to his next gig, it sets off a chain of contrived mix-ups that get him banished from the house by his wife (Emily Mortimer). So, in an attempt to feel more alive, he gets into a bar fight, purchases a Harley, and streaks at a hockey game. In other words, Chaos Theory peddles the usual carpe diem movie bunk. It all builds up to a last scene where Reynolds gets to say things like ''There are few things more chaotic than the beating of the human heart.'' C

Originally posted Apr 17, 2008 Published in issue #988-989 Apr 25, 2008 Order article reprints
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