5 movies that feature interconnected story lines
A look at personal relationships in a global context, the movie focuses on an ensemble of characters across Bratislava, Vienna, Paris, London, Colorado, and Berlin. Decisions that one character makes affect the person they are immediately related to in small ways, but the totality of all these actions creates a chain of events that is a great metaphor for our collective existence.
‘‘This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent… wasn’t it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.’
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Starring Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart, this is a story about a boy with the ability to displace his consciousness to his younger self and change the present by altering his actions in the past. Having suffered through a traumatic childhood, Ashton Kutcher’s character tries to redo everything in his past. What he discovers however, is that changing the past has severe ramifications on his present as it triggers a chain of alternate events that leads to .......... read more.
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