Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
He planned his life like clockwork. Now things are going cuckoo.
Ryan Reynolds plays Frank Allen, who consoles his soon to be son in law with the tale of a man obessed with time and whose life spirals from one seeming chaotic major life revelation event to the next.
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. 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), attempts to loosen her husband’s scheduling strangleholdby 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 hidden past secret amor of his best friend, Buddy (Stuart Townsend), combine to send his life into complete chaos. 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, nor love and forgiveness.
Director Marcos Siega: This movie has a lot of twists and turns, but at the same time it is really very simple. It’s a story about love and forgiveness. I believe that if you truly love someone, you’ll forgive them almost anything, but usually not without some trials and tribulations.
Screenwriter Daniel Taplitz: I was interested in writing about what somebody does when they’re metaphorically pushed off a cliff both physically and emotionally..how one piece of information can potentially change their life and how they might have to reconstruct that life.
Producer Frederic Golchan: I thought it was such an original story told with heart and humor. (and talking on Director Marcos Siega) Marcos had incredible passion for this film. He also has a specific style and a very strong sense of aesthetics, which I appreciated. He knows what he wants and how to shoot it, so he works very, very quickly.
Actor Stuart Townsend (Buddy): Buddy is your good-time guy; he’s a bachelor, drives a Porsche and doesn’t take anything too seriously. When we flashback to the New Year’s Eve before Frank and Susan are married. Buddy fancies Susan and thinks it’s mutual, so when she announces she’s going to marry Frank, it kind of knocks the wind out of him. I see Chaos Theory as a story about friendship and love, and what happens to even the best of friends when the two get intertwined.
Director of photography Ramsey Nickell: I know it sounds cliche but Marcos and I definitely have a shorthand. Going into a scene, I already have a pretty good idea of what he’s planning on doing and how he plans on covering it. After that, it’s more about fine-tuning.
A fun DVD of which you can still quite easily grab a movie poster for but the soundtrack is a becoming a little harder now to aquire.