Sunday, May 23, 2010

CHAOS THEORY

Ryan Reynolds, Emily Mortimer, Stuart Townsend


"This man will bring Order to the Universe ... or not"


Star Movies




I was surprised at the first scene of this film where a bearded Ryan Reynolds appears as the father of the bride. I said to myself but he is too young to be the father of a 20 something. Then the film goes into flashback mode as Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds) narrates to his future son in law how his somewhat 'perfect' life started to unravel beyond his control. So it somehow made some sense.

You see Frank Allen is the author of a bestseller "The Five Minute Efficiency Trainer" . A man known for playing it safe, he doesn’t believe in spontaneity. Every choice he makes is deliberate and designed to contribute to a well-ordered, predictable life. But life, as he soon learns, never adheres to a strict schedule.
And it is in the unraveling where the plot takes on a chaotic turn. Frank Allen finds himself involved in a series of mishaps that turn his meticulously ordered life upside down.

But I like to think that when he starts living in the moment that is when his life gets more meaning. That no amount of index cards, endless 'to do lists' or an efficient system could make up for the bonding nature of love, family, friendship. Throw in the noble art of forgiveness too!

"Chaos Theory" may have a murky plot with little twists. But the good solid cast (Ryan Reynolds, Emily Mortimer and Stuart Townsend), makes it a heart-warming and refreshing romantic comedy that tells us that family truly matters!

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