Film maker for many high grossing comedy films, Tom Shadyac tackles questions on the serious side of life. It would be easy to dismiss an individual that "had it all" in terms of Hollywood success as someone who couldn't ever really know what it is like to "not have enough" in life, to live in this world. But through his way of communicating in this film, bringing in science behind happiness and humanity, using humor and asking the right questions of significant world figures respected for their insight into the human condition, Shadyac succeeds in gaining a foothold with those asking the "what is life about" question. And from that foothold he launches a new direction for his career and life, bringing a message of love and hope and inspiration to as many people as possible.
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Don't listen to anyone who talks bad about this documentary. The director went through a life changing experience in which he almost died. This movie is about someone who has experienced all the riches that Hollywood has to offer, yet gives it all up in search for the truth. This movie speaks about love, compassion and cooperation. If you like this movie, you'll like his book "Lifes Operating Manual" which has a lot of good information in it.
Sort of a namby-pamby feel-good woo-woo movie about how a privileged poor-little-rich boy came to "question it all". ••• Some great interview quotes from some of our most astute intellectuals & spiritual leaders. But they are just that: Quotes. Nothing seems developed fully. ••• It's all in service of the privileged poor-little-rich-boy who "see's the light" story. It's still a "ME" story. None of it moves towards people helping other people.
It is sweet to find out the little things i do count! I am a Yes and grateful for the sharing in this movie.
Makes me want to go out and hug somebody!
I highly recommend this movie .
amazing!!!...should be taught in schools...the simplicity just blows my mind...spread the word! :)
One mans journey as he explores starting his life anew after a career in Hollywood left him dissatisfied with the choices he was making. With questions put to David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch he realizes there are no easy answers. This is a good start for anyone who hasn't really thought about some of the issues raised in the film. There are many ways for people to get educated and I think Tom Shadyac has done a good job with a simple and basic exploration. I do recommend this film, it's upbeat and we need some of that sometimes.
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