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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Nature of Existence

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: This documentary seeks out religious leaders and regular people from around the world to get to the bottom of the meaning of life.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Toaists, Islamics, Evangelists, Christian wrestlers, and comedians.

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. A lot of people say a lot of interesting things about God, Love, Happiness, Morality, Afterlife and the general nature of existence, but it all comes at you so fast and furious that you don't get a chance to digest any of it, and before long, you have a thinking man's headache.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: A lot. Whether people are passionate about Atheism, yogic nirvana, or any belief in between, their mere conviction makes you wanna laugh at them.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: If you're gay you might be moved to tears of joy, because not only do the filmmakers track down a gay and lesbian Christian church in (of all places) Texas, but a Native American explains that in the olden days of the tribes, the Chiefs were chosen because they were born special, with both a male and a female spirit inside of them. He goes on to explain that basically the chosen ones were gay.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Title Most Likely to Make People Want to Know the Answer... But come on people, if that question could be answered, do you really think that the guy who made the documentary Trekkies is gonna be the one to do it?

Q: How is the Acting?

A: The director inserts himself into the film a-la Michael Moore, and while he's not nearly as clever or witty as Moore, his presence and oftentimes catty commentary keep these deep topics light and hilarious.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: It's so cutty as it goes from talking head sound bite to talking head sound bite that you don't have any time for pondering. By the time you decide if a person's comment was important or ignorant, you have already missed the opposition's retort. And by the last half hour, you're dying for a breather.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: With so much great footage out of people in America, China, India, Italy, and Israel, they really should've made this into a 5 part miniseries on PBS, covering only one area of the world in each episode. At least then all this mumbo-jumbo would have been absorbable... Okay, I admit, I just wanted to use the term "mumbo-jumbo."

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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