What the bleep do we know? - A review
This is one of the best movie of the year 2004. Amanda, played by Marlee Matlin, finds herself in a sort of Alice in Wonderland and Neo in the Matrix world. Her daily, uninspired life is like of Neo’s “looking for an answer” type life. She literally begins to unravel, revealing the uncertain world of the quantum field , like Neo who took the red pill. This is a clean cinema with the philosophical concept of whether or not we actually exist – versus whether we are simply electrical impulses in this vast cosmic soup.
Amanda is sinks into a swirl of chaotic life incidences, while the characters she encounters on this journey reveal the deeper, hidden knowledge, the reality of the world. Like Neo in Matrix, Amanda is thrown into catastrophe, questioning the fundamental aspects of her life – that the reality she has believed in about material objects, fellow humans, relationships emotions etc isn’t reality at all!
Amanda journey starts in a train station (symbolizes journey) learns to relax into the experience, she conquers her fears, gains wisdom, and wins the keys to the great secrets of life, all in the most entertaining way. She is then no longer the victim of circumstances, but she leads herself to be the creative force in her life. She discovers her true “Self”.
The scientists and mystics interviewed in documentary style is a unique blend of new moving making. In an artistic way , their ideas are woven together with the self discovery of Amanda. They address the Great Questions that both science and religion attempts to answer. Over and over we find that in essence, both science and religion describe the same phenomena.
The film becomes worth watching with the animation it provides to realize the radical knowledge that modern science has unearthed in recent years. We are taken to the core of brain functioning and how bio-molecules (hormones) are translated into emotions and vice versa. Humor provoking animation introduces us to the smallest form of consciousness in the body – the neural cells and other body cells. We would understand how we create neuronal pathways which we may or many not be aware of, unless we later discover that these pathways are our addiction patterns. Like Neo in Matrix, we will understand that we have re-wire neural connections in our brain to see the reality of our own self and the universe. We do not understand the quantum reality because we program our neuronal connections in a certain way. Spiritual training is to de-clutch ourselves from these addiction pathways and witness the consciousness in us. This is the message of this movie.
Like Neo, Amanda stands before the Mirror and gets the reflection of her own self. The images of water crystals influenced by thoughts percolates into her understanding and she gets the deep wisdom that how much our thoughts would influence our body which is almost 90% water.
The boy in the basket ball court inspires her thinking which gives us the message that simple things around us can teach greater truths. Her self discovery does not again end in train station but continues to explore the quantum reality of the universe within her. With her self discovery she does not see any change in the universe that her senses continue to offer, but her perception has changed. That change brought her inner peace which is reflected as beauty around her and in her life.
This is a must see movie with no sex and violence. Caution: Do not take the interview of scientists and mystics as documentary clips, but visualize them as teachers helping Amanda in inner journey.