7.6/10
2,932
36 user 30 critic

I Am (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | February 2011 (USA)
Trailer
2:29 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.

Director:

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

I Am II (2010)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Four traumatic and life-changing stories in various parts of modern secular India.

Director: Onir
Stars: Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bose, Radhika Apte
Tuning In (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A feature-length documentary exploring, for the very first time and in a very down-to-earth fashion, the phenomenon of channeling. Popularized by the late Edgar Cayce, this ancient and ... See full summary »

Director: David Thomas
Stars: Darryl Anka, John Cali, Lee Carroll
I Am (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A self-reliable 11-year-old boy runs away from children's home to be with his dysfunctional mother. She doesn't want him back so he starts living on an old barge.

Director: Dorota Kedzierzawska
Stars: Piotr Jagielski, Agnieszka Nagórzycka, Edyta Jungowska
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I? Who is Man? Why do we search for meaning? Their journey brings them into ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Francis Kinnane
Stars: Jeffrey Azize, Clifford Azize, Michael Campo
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Schmidt
Stars: Patrick Sweeney
You Can Heal Your Life (Video 2007)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Michael A. Goorjian
Stars: Elon Bomani, Gregg Braden, Wayne Dyer
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On a quest for spiritual awakening and healing, a naturopathic doctor and an accountant join others in the Amazon to drink a hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca or 'Vine of the Soul'. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Meech
Stars: Guillermo Arévalo, Gabor Mate, Dennis J. McKenna
Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

"WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW?!" is a radical departure from convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed, not even dreamed of since Copernicus. It's... See full summary »

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, John Ross Bowie
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This illuminating documentary explores the unity of humanity, featuring mystics from around the world, whose lives have been dedicated to answering the mysteries of existence.

Director: Eric Temple
Stars: A. Hameed Ali A.H. Almaas, Ajahn Amaro, David A. Cooper
Sci-Fi | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When professor Lippzigger dies, his favorite student Mark inherits the key to his secret laboratory. There he and his friend Jay find the hundreds of years old body of Frankenstein - and ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Shadyac
Stars: William Ragsdale, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Larry Miller
Drama

The story of environmentalist John Francis, who walked from one end of the United States to the other and took a 17-year vow of silence in protest over a massive 1971 oil spill in the San Francisco bay.

Director: Tom Shadyac
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ray Anderson ...
Himself
Marc Ian Barasch ...
Himself
Coleman Barks ...
Himself
...
Himself
John Francis ...
Himself
Thom Hartmann ...
Himself
Chris Jordan ...
Himself
Dacher Keltner ...
Himself
Rollin McCraty ...
Himself
Lynne McTaggart ...
Herself
Daniel Quinn ...
Himself
Dean Radin ...
Himself
Elisabet Sahtouris ...
Herself
...
Herself
Richard Shadyac ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

the shift is about to hit the fan See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ben  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$39,690 (USA) (11 March 2011)

Gross:

$1,571,355 (USA) (1 July 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tom Shadyac described making the documentary as "freeing", giving himself complete creative control along with his small crew. See more »

Quotes

Tom Shadyac: An ocean, a rainforest, the human body, are all co-operatives. The redwood tree doesn't take all the soil and nutrients, just what it needs to grow. A lion doesn't kill every gazelle, just one. We have a term for something in the body when it takes more than its share, we call it: cancer.
See more »

Connections

Features Bruce Almighty (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pointless, self-ingratiating tripe
28 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Does Shadyac want a medal for moving into a (rather nice, upscale) mobile home lot in Malibu?

This movie has no point. It is 90 minutes of some rich Hollywood guy who almost dies, has an epiphany that "Hey, maybe I've been a greedy bastard these past 20 years and maybe there's more to life than private jets, luxury cars and fancy homes," and makes a movie about it. In which he shows picture after picture after picture of his luxury homes and himself standing in front of a private jet and a luxury car. Three times we see the same photo of him standing on the tarmac.

The thesis of his movie is something along the lines of Nature is holistic, all Living Things are of One, Man is by his own nature Good and full of Empathy and the Heart is more powerful than the brain. He takes sound bites from interviews with some popular academics such as Noam Chomsky and David Suzuki (neither of whom I think actually buy into his hippy Gaia hypothesis full scale). We are programmed by society, by competitive sports and spelling bees, to go against our Nature of Cooperation. Everyone is nice if just given the chance!

He argues that Man can have revolution through peaceful means and that one person CAN make difference. And then he uses Gandhi as his example. Wow, one example out of thousands of years of war. He also gives a nod to Mandela, the Dali Lama, Martin Luther King. But he doesn't delve any deeper than that. He does not ask why Man can be Bad. But he is ecstatic that he can make yogurt smile.

He really does not SAY ANYTHING in this winding, melancholic ramble. He does not offer The Answers. Which is kind of important seeing as he begins the movie asking his Two Questions. It is basically 90 minutes of being privy to some guy wonder about stuff. Wonder about Life as he stares up at the clouds and out at the rolling waves of the ocean from the private beach in his gated (mobile home) community.


11 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Some thoughts on this doc/capitalism Cinefilodough
Can't find this anywhere Lin301
Feel-good movies like these Alexander-addict
Same concept as Madonna's doc 'I Am because we are' mister-movie22
The Influence of Your Thoughts and Emotions on Your Separated DNA amyjhoff
See the movie...then say something! jhcanavan
Discuss I Am (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page