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When Evan Treborn, played as an adult by Ashton Kutcher, was 7 years old, his teacher complained to his mother about the violent images he drew. Was Evan affected by his mentally deranged father, Jason, who is confined to a mental institution? Or did his problem lie with his neighbour, Mr. Miller, Eric Stoltz, a pedophile who took obscene videos of Evan and his best friend, Miller's little daughter, Kayleigh? Evan obliterates all these bad memories by blacking out, and, as the years go by, and the bad memories accumulate, the black-outs increase. As a young adult, Evan discovers that he can re-programme his life and the lives of those close to him, but sometimes this process of re-programming creates a butterfly effect, leading to chaos. The problem with this very convoluted thriller is not only that it's pretty unconvincing but also that you don't care much about the outcome. Will Evan and Kayleigh, Amy Smart as an adult, wind up together or apart? Will Evan be a pillar of society or an outcast? Will Kayeligh's brother, Tommy, William Lee Scott, be a born-again Christian, a murderer or a murder victim? The permutations go on and on without much dramatic drive and by the umpteenth time Evan re-programmes his life you cease to care. In the end, writers-directors Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber fail to make their troubled characters very involving.