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I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Watching on Wednesday: The Butterfly Effect

Title: The Butterfly Effect
Type: Movie
Age Group: Teens + 
Release Year: 2004
My Rating: 5/5

Evan (Ashton Kutcher) had a lot of moments in his life where he had completely blacked out. This seemed to happen each time something drastic in his life occurred and unfortunately, he would have no recollection of it. When he got older, he found out he was able to travel back in time and change the course of his actions. For every action he changed, his current reality changed with it. At what point would he stop altering his present?

I heard this was one of Ashton Kutcher's best roles. He is usually known for his idiotic persona as Kelso on That '70s Show and acting in romantic comedies. So I was wondering what he would be like outside of his usual role. Honestly, I was quite impressed. He was excellent, acting as a young man who gone through multitudes of hardships as he continuously went back in time in attempt to give his childhood sweetheart a happy life. 

The movie itself was very engaging. I got so into it that I would jump and scream at certain parts! I don't know how I felt about the ending. I watched the director's cut and to say the least, it was depressing but worked well with the overall story. The theatrical cut was completely different from what I was told and I prefer the director's cut over it. You would root for Evan until the very end, hoping that everything would end well. It actually reminds me of a YA novel, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I definitely recommend this movie to anyone who wishes for a psychological thriller or to see Kutcher in a whole new light. 

(P.S. I apologize for not posting for so long! I wish I could say I would be more active soon but between my cafe blog, school, and life, it's not easy. Thank you to my old readers! :) )

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Liviania said...

I remember enjoying this movie - I saw the theatrical cut - but not loving it. A few parts were too over the top.

Diana Dang said...

Hm, I think they did well in terms of over the top though. It really sucked me in!