Movie List
Loading ...
Find Theaters and Movie Times
Search Movies

Chaos Theory

A plot centered around one man's penis
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 9, 2008
2.0 2.0 Stars
Chaos Theory

Are you ready for the Truth? Here goes: it’s the name given by over-wound human clock Frank (Ryan Reynolds) to his penis. The Truth wins the heart of Susan (Emily Mortimer), his beautiful wife. But the Truth won’t set Frank free. It can’t measure up to the deceptions that begin kicking this efficiency expert in the crotch, plunging his life into chaos. First, Susan throws him out when she thinks (wrongly) that he’s fathered another woman’s child. Then his best buddy, Buddy (Stuart Townsend), seizes the opportunity to profess his love to Susan. (Not very buddy-like, if you ask me.) Director Marcos Siega’s odd casting threatens your suspension of disbelief: for once, Reynolds is almost suitable for one of these rom-com roles he’s turning into a career — if you can buy him as the father of a girl played by an actress (Elisabeth Harnois) less than three years his junior. That’s one truth that’s especially hard to swallow. 86 minutes | Kendall Square
Related: Review: Adventureland, Smokin' Aces, Review: The Proposal, More more >
  Topics: Reviews , Ryan Reynolds, Emily Mortimer, Marcos Siega,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
    Decades before women took center stage in the one-two punch of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill , King Hu (1932-1997; the subject of a retrospective at the HFA) put swords in the hands of a soaring heroine in Come Drink with Me.
  •   REVIEW: EMPEROR  |  March 12, 2013
    Yes, Tommy Lee Jones plays the "supreme commander" of the US forces in this historical drama from Peter Webber ( Girl with a Pearl Earring ) that takes place after the Japanese surrender in World War II, and the Oscar winner puts in another towering performance.
  •   REVIEW: 21 AND OVER  |  March 05, 2013
    As one of the Asian stereotypes in this hit-or-(mostly)-miss comedy from writer/directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore says, "Fuck kids these days. Every one of you is drunk, stupid, and fat."
  •   REVIEW: THE LAST EXORCISM PART II  |  March 06, 2013
    Now that the shaky-cam nonsense has been left behind, what remains are textureless, overlit, sub-TV-quality visuals that only accentuate the fact that our protagonist, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell), is at least a decade older than the 17-year-old exorcised sect-escapee that she's playing.
  •   REVIEW: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER  |  March 06, 2013
    Stop me if you've heard this one before: a farm boy dreams of adventure, finds it, and falls in love with a princess along the way. (For everyone's sake, let's just hope she's not his sister.)

 See all articles by: BRETT MICHEL