The Butterfly Effect stars Ashton Kutcher as a man, Evan, who has had a very troubled past and some of the memories he can't even remember because he blacks out and then forgets what happened while he was blacked out. He writes everything he does in journals and he's found out that reading the journal entries can take him back to the moment of his blackout and he can change what he did to alter the future. The concept of this movie is really great! I find it to be a very intriguing and exciting idea, but the execution wasn't the best. Where this movie suffers the most is its beginning and ending. The first 20 to 30 minutes of the movie are very jarring. We see him experience every single blackout he had and it gets very annoying after the 2nd one. All the characters, when they're kids, are also annoying. Some of the scenes concerning Tommy were just hilarious because he was such a sadistic bastard that it's hard to imagine any kid doing what he did. The acting also isn't the best. The kid actors are very unbelievable in their roles. Thankfuly, the movie does improve once Evan gets older and starts to figure things out. That's when the "time travel" plot kicks in and things get going. I really enjoyed the middle part of the movie. Seeing various realities and versions of these characters was very fun and interesting. It made me think of the decisions I made and how different things could've been if I'd have done something else. I was always impressed with the thought of changing your future; how even the smallest choice can affect your life. When the movie deals with those problems, it's fantastic! Also have to give my praise to Amy Smart who plays a lot of different versions of her character; she was great in the movie. What I also found interesting is that in every reality there was something Evan wanted to change to make life better for his friends, but when he finds a reality that has all his friends in good state and he's the one who's messed up, he still wants to change it. I also found that to be very relatable. I often found myself thinking what I could've done, or not done, to help someone, but then I got rid of that thought because of what could've happened to me. Kind of hard to explain, but I'm sure you get the point. Ashton Kutcher is okay in this role. I would've prefered a more serious actor in the role, but he didn't ruin the movie or anything like it, I'm just so used to seeing him in comedic roles that this was a really weird turn. He does a solid job. Now, the ending(s). I watched the Director's Cut first and I predicted the ending quite early, so I was quite disappointed when the ending hit. It just wasn't very impactful for me. I watched the other three endings after finishing the movie and, in my opinion, the best ending is the "Open ending". It's a lot different from the DC one, but I found it a lot more satisfying. I know the DC ending makes a bit more sense considering the things said in the movie, but you can just see it coming from the beginning. All in all, The Butterfly Effect is a good movie which suffers from some very nonsensical plot points, mediocre child actors, but is very interesting to watch nevertheless. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I recommend watching the Theatrical Cut of this movie if you plan on watching the movie.