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The Nature of Existence (2010)

 |  Documentary  |  April 2009 (USA)
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Filmmaker Roger Nygard roams the globe to the source of each of the world's philosophies, religions, and belief systems. He interviews spiritual leaders, scholars, scientists, artists, ... See full summary »

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Filmmaker Roger Nygard roams the globe to the source of each of the world's philosophies, religions, and belief systems. He interviews spiritual leaders, scholars, scientists, artists, pizza chefs, and others who have influenced, inspired, or freaked out humanity. Written by Anonymous

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I tried and tried but I just couldn't like this movie!
16 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the title and synopsis sound very intriguing, Nygard fails to deliver on this one. The viewer is taken on a narcissistic personal journey of the filmmaker that yields very little substantial information. Sure, there are a lot of strange people and odd opinions paraded in front of you, but they all amount to mere sound bites. Just when you think Nygard has uncovered something interesting and you anxiously await more, he cuts away to a completely different sound bite, and he does this quite often throughout the film. It becomes annoying and leaves one to wonder if the best parts of the film were left on the cutting room floor. Another problem for me was the absence of African religions, whether in Africa or in Cuba, Haiti, or Brazil. Steven Hawking had no interest in this film and neither do I. I tried and tried (I watched it twice) but I just couldn't like this movie.


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