eurotrip and the butterfly effect were part of the rejuggling of my netflix queue designed to burn off some films, and not be faced with a stack of heavy films that i always seemed to pass over in favor of just watching something from the tivo. both are okay, but not great films.

eurotrip is a pretty standard issue teen movie (woohoo, boobies!) which mostly falls apart at the end. it does have some clever bits, and the opening credit sequence is pretty brilliant.

the butterfly effect is an interesting concept, and the director’s cut ending is amazingly dark (and flows from the rest of the story, which the theatrical ending does not). it’s hard to see ashton kutcher in a dramatic role, although he is fine. the best parts of the story, and really the best acting, comes during the sequences set in the past.

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