Chaos Theory is a 2007 film starring Ryan Reynolds, Stuart Townsend, Emily Mortimer, and Sarah Chalke. The film began filming in the Vancouver area on January 28th, 2006.
Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds) is a professional speaker who lectures on time management, and his life is perfectly ordered and scheduled, down to the minute. When his wife (Emily Mortimer) sets his clock forward 10 minutes as a joke, his day is thrown off. When he ends up late for an out-of-town lecture, things go awry. A couple of miscommunications leads his wife to question his fidelity, and he ends up making a discovery that causes him to have his own doubts about his family life. Deciding that his strictly ordered life has done him little good, he begins to make multiple choice index cards, choosing one at random and doing what is written on the card.
received generally negative reviews from critics. As of August 4th
, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes
reported that 29% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 49 reviews. Metacritic
reported the film had an average score of 44 out of 100, based on 13 reviews.
However, on IMDB, it has a rating of 7.2 out of 10 as of September 22nd, 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460745/
The DVD was released on June 17th in the US.