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 »
Dennis J. McKenna
This documentary tells the story of Jani, a 19-year-old drug addict living on social welfare among with his friends. Tired of his life in a remote city in Rovaniemi, he decides to travel by... See full summary »
The Emmy Award winning JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE tells an epic story of cosmic, Earth and human transformation from The Big Bang to today. Evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and ... See full summary »
100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »
Through archival excerpts from his finest filmed lectures interwoven with exquisite images and evocative music from around the world, renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell takes us on a ... See full summary »
HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out ... See full summary »
Jonas Elrod was leading an ordinary life until he woke up one day to a totally new reality. The documentary follows this fascinating story of an average guy who inexplicably developed the ability to access other dimensions.
Richard A. Friedman
Journalist and filmmaker Gotham Chopra spends a year traveling the world decoding his father Deepak Chopra, resolving the spiritual icon he is to the world vs. the real man known to his family. What starts as an intimate biopic becomes a deeper plunge into the meaning of identity itself. Written by
I watched this movie so I could learn about the spiritual guru and how he became who he became. I didn't read any of his books, and was looking forward to the movie to provide a general background of how the books came into being and how Deepak has garnered the spiritual following that he has now. The movie addresses none of these issues. Instead, it makes Deepak Chopra look sheepish.
It's as if Gotham wanted to vent out at his dad through this movie. There are scenes with Deepak snoring, scratching his bum and being publicly ridiculed by the media for some inadvertent comments he made. Deepak looked stressed out in every screen of the film, not a hallmark of the composure we've come to expect of the spiritual guru. I don't think Deepak was informed of the purpose of the film to start with, and I don't think Gotham ever had a purpose in mind while making it. Gotham glazes over the spiritual understanding of his father, and instead captures the inane quirks. The result is an absolutely pointless mockery of his father.
I wish another sensible set of filmmakers team up to capture the genius of Deepak Chopra. The beginning of the movie hints about Gotham being handed the keys to Deepak's empire, the thought of it now scares me.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?