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The Nature of Existence (2009)

Not Rated | | 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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Roger Nygard

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Credited cast:
Nancy Ellen Abrams Nancy Ellen Abrams ... Herself
Rob Adonis Rob Adonis ... Himself
Aha Aha ... Himself
Javed Akhtar ... Himself
Matthew Alper Matthew Alper ... Himself
Darryl Anka ... Himself
Butch Anthony Butch Anthony ... Himself
Jon Atack Jon Atack ... Himself
Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka ... Himself
Steve Biller Steve Biller ... Himself
Mehera Blum ... Herself
Geoff Bolt Geoff Bolt ... Himself
Jack Bowen Jack Bowen ... Himself
Joshua Brown Joshua Brown ... Himself
Orson Scott Card
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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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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Природа существования See more »

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China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,977, 20 June 2010

Gross USA:

$54,645

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,645
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Blink See more »
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Color
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What happens when a dumb person tries to make a movie about complex questions.
3 October 2011 | by nickpalmer57See all my reviews

What happens when a dumb person tries to make a movie about complex questions? You're looking at it.

There's nothing to be gained from watching this. Nygard gathers tiny sound bytes from hundreds of people ranging from priests to his screenwriter buddy to some mentally unstable dude who shouts things at strangers on the street, then pastes them together, thinking complete incoherence will somehow add up to something profound.

Instead, you get meaningless, obvious conclusions that have less to say than those "Coexist" bumper stickers. We all need love and faith of some kind in our lives? Really? That's a profound thought? Nygard emerges as a self-promoting dim-wit, who manages to awkwardly shoehorn himself into every scene. He clearly wants to be the next Michael Moore/Morgan Spurlock, but lacks the intelligence or humor to pull it off. Total waste of time.


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