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I Am [DVD] [2010]

Tom Shadyac    Exempt   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Tom Shadyac
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hindi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: French, German, Polish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Feb 2013
  • Run Time: 78 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0090EV4UC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,284 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Change your life…and change the world.

I Am is the incredible story of how one man went from riches to rags and it changed his life for the better. One of Hollywood’s leading comedy directors, Tom Shadyac is the creative force behind such blockbusters as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor and Bruce Almighty. However, in I Am, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good.

Meeting with a variety of thinkers from the worlds of science, philosophy, academia, and faith--including Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu--Shadyac emerges with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed and investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live our lives. The result is a fresh, energetic, and life-affirming film that that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better?

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring, must see, life-changing film 23 Feb 2012
By Niki Collins-queen, Author TOP 500 REVIEWER
Hollywood blockbuster filmmaker Tom Shadyac's documentary "I AM" challenges our preconceptions and celebrates humankind's indomitable spirit. A cycle accident that left him incapacitated and a life-long passion for truth helped him discover our story about the world is a lie.
He poses two practical questions: what's wrong with the world and what can we do to make it better? This non-fiction film combines profound, deep ideas from great thinkers, humor and Tom's own extraordinary story.
With great wit, warmth, curiosity and masterful story telling Tom shows what science is revealing. He says, "My hope is that I AM is a window into Truth, a glimpse into the miracle, the mystery and magic of who we really are, and of the basic nature of the connection and unity of all things."
Tom's interviews with scientists, psychologists, artists, environmentalists, authors, activists, philosophers, entrepreneurs and others reveal how for tens of thousands of years Indigenous cultures taught a very different story about humankind's inherent goodness. Now, following the ancient wisdom science is discovering we really are hardwired for connection and compassion. The heart, not the brain, is our primary organ of intelligence. From the Vagus Nerve which releases oxytocin when witnessing a compassionate act, to the Mirror Neuron which causes us to literally feel another's pain. Human consciousness and emotions affect the physical world.
Cooperation not competition is nature's most fundamental operating principle. Time-lapse photography shows consensus decision-making is the norm amongst insects, birds, deer and primates.
Research shows we function better and remain healthy when expressing the positive emotions of love, care, compassion and gratitude.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but a tad patronising 16 Oct 2012
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This is an interesting watch, full of promise and advice from thinkers about what our philosophy for life should be and that it should not focus on money.
These thinkers were not sourced from all around the world, 99% were home grown. It would have been good to get more varied perspectives from different cultures who, more than likely, would have been even harsher critics of the 'American Dream.'
I agree with the point being made, but this point is always diluted when we are preached to by someone with unimaginable wealth - Suddenly, when you have complete finacial security, money is not important.- Tom Shadyac apparently now lives in a mobile home, but I was left wondering what he has done with all his houses and wealth. I'm not saying he should or shouldn't give it all away, but having used himself as an example it would have been good to know how far he'd gone.
I'd also be interested in where the profits for this film went, since its maker clearly does not need more money and claims to have no yearning for it. If the profit was handed to the more needy, then the spirit of the film will have been adheared to.
Ultimately, the film should ignite debate about what is important to us. America is a country with a lower literacy rate than its neighbour, Cuba, a country it keeps in poverty with a spiteful blockade. Despite a lack of money and medicine, Cuba has better healthcare and education systems than the Superpower next door. Shadyac's message should also be considered during the current election campaigns, a fake circus, believed to be costing more than $3billion dollars. The more money there is in politics the less democracy there can be. This $3billion could be used to educate or medicate, making a real difference to people's lives and creating ripples of happiness around a country that seems to exist as little more than a market place for large corporations and wealthy entrepeneurs like Tom Shadyac; before he saw the light.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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I stumbled across this film by "accident". It is an incredible movie a personal journey of one person but a journey we are all taking. If you like to discover what is really happening on the planet and what your role is you will love it. Despite all the negativity out there there is a lot of positive things happening as we grow and adapt and search for direction. The best film I have seen in years and you will want to share it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 3 Feb 2013
By Woody
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Funny, insightful, and inspiring! I would recommend this to anyone seeking a more meaningful life and how to help the world through dark times.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 21 Oct 2013
Others have gone into detail about the film so I won't. What I will say though is that it was absolutely brilliant. Clear, impactful, honest and inspiring... I would highly recommend it to all and sundry as an insightful, honest but extremely uplifting film. I appreciate so much that he made this film and that I "discovered" it, I hope many others will too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. 7 April 2013
By Evejoy
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I would recommend this DVD to everyone......who is going through a period of disillusionment, and realizing that our happiness isn't coming from material wealth. There is a worldwide awareness coming through (it has been happening for many years now) and more people are questioning the EXCESSIVE material values. The world is in a great transition and the INFORMATION found in this DVD is confirmation for those who are feeling the changes.
Hopefully it will help people all over the world to stop giving their power away and start taking 'personal responsibilityfor their own lives'.
Well done Tom Sadyac for having the courage to bring these issues to light.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected joy
This was supported by some excellent science. There were so many points where I wanted to stop and explore a bit further. Read more
Published 2 months ago by clare gouldstone
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Made me sit up and take notice.very inspiring and brought a tear to my eye on a couple of occasions.
Published 2 months ago by dave
5.0 out of 5 stars We are all connected to everything.
Loved the dvd, enlightening to know we are all connected in love and life. Excellent presentation with a feeling of empathy to what he is saying. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Roland Bufton
5.0 out of 5 stars So inspiring
One of my favourite movies of the year. A great insight into the human condition, and how we can change things in our environment which we never before thought we could.
Published 2 months ago by Stellar
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely DVD well worth watching
Excellent. Very interesting and inspiring Gave a lot to think about and makes you think. It was uplifting and positive.
Published 3 months ago by Susan Woolford
5.0 out of 5 stars Depth
Loved the concept of this film.
I feel it offers so many questions to think about that the film requires more than one watch.
Published 3 months ago by Bonzo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
It would be a great service to humanity if all would watch this.

We are all endangered species due to the mad and aggressive over collection and over expansion. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Emil
5.0 out of 5 stars The answers to everything in one place!
Tom Shadyac has been on a journey and his good humour and sensitivity shine through this wonderful documentary that asks... what is wrong with the world....what is right with it? Read more
Published 5 months ago by G
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Exploration
This DVD is for all of us that think there is mystery in the universe that our limited human brains will never have much comprehension of, but it does give faith and hope.
Published 5 months ago by Global Citizen
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
A real life personal reassessment as a result of a protracted near death experience from a truly gifted man. A person to be admired and emulated in outlook.
Published 5 months ago by P. J. Shears
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