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At Theaters: 4/11/2008 On Video: 6/17/2008
Rated: PG-13 Length: hr. min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 519956
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Frank Allen is a celebrated author with a bestseller and has perfected the art of living via a foolproof system of timetables and index cards. In fact, his daily "to do" lists are legendary. A man known for playing it safe, Frank doesn't believe in spontaneity. Every choice he makes is deliberate designed to contribute to a well-ordered, predictable life. But life, as he soon learns, never adheres to a strict schedule.
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Drama - This is a romantic comedy with some silly moments and adult themes but an overall sweetness. This is for adult couples and fans of star Ryan Reynolds.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ryan Reynolds DEFINITELY, MAYBE, JUST FRIENDS, WAITING
Emily Mortimer LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, THE PINK PANTHER
Stuart Townsend HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
Sarah Chalke TV's - SCRUBS
Mike Erwin FRESHMAN ORIENTATION
Director: Marcos Siega PRETTY PERSUASION
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About The Production
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PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 6 S-words, 2 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: A couple of fights.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Comic dialogue, sometimes suggestive; cute kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Below Average Chaos Theory stumbles from one contrived circumstance to the next, and there's not a moment in this entire mess that conveys any sort of genuine human emotion or reaction.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds), celebrated author of the bestseller The Five Minute Efficiency Trainer, has perfected the art of living via a foolproof system of timetables and index cards. In fact, his daily "to do" lists are legendary. A man known for playing it safe, Frank doesn't believe in spontaneity. Every choice he makes is deliberate designed to contribute to a well-ordered, predictable life.

But life, as he soon learns, never adheres to a strict schedule.

Frank's wife, Susan (Emily Mortimer), and seven-year-old daughter, Jesse (Matreya Fedor), find his obsession charming in small doses, but as a steady diet it can be very frustrating. One morning, Susan attempts to loosen her husband's scheduling stranglehold by adding ten minutes to his day. But, by setting the clock backward instead of forward, she inadvertently unleashes a series of mishaps that turn his meticulously ordered life upside down. A belligerent ferryman, a ruthless seductress, a reluctant mother-to-be and the secret amor of his best friend, Buddy (Stuart Townsend), combine to send his life into complete chaos.

As his life unravels in several directions simultaneously, however, a stunning family revelation forces Frank to look fate squarely in the eye. Shaken to his core, he starts living entirely "in the moment," allowing him to defy the conventions that have heretofore defined him. Those carefully coordinated index cards that had once kept his life in perfect order now become a deck of chance as Frank scribbles spontaneous ideas on random cards, shuffles, chooses and follows the luck of the draw…with unexpected results.

Frank is about to discover that not even an efficiency expert armed with timetables and index cards can change the serendipitous nature of family and friendship, love and forgiveness.

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