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What the Bleep Do We Know!? [DVD] (2004)

Marlee Matlin , Elaine Hendrix , Mark Vicente , Betsy Chasse    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, Barry Newman, Robert Bailey Jr., John Ross Bowie
  • Directors: Mark Vicente, Betsy Chasse, William Arntz
  • Format: PAL, Dolby, Digital Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Revolver Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Sep 2005
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009S4W5C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,419 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



What the Bleep Do We Know? is a lecture on mysticism and science mixed into a sort-of narrative. Marlee Matlin stars in the dramatic thread, about a sourpuss photographer who begins to question her perceptions. Interviews with quantum physics experts and New Age authors are cut into this story, offering a vaguely convincing (and certainly mind-provoking) theory about... well, actually, it sounds a lot like the Power of Positive Thinking, when you get down to it. Talking heads (not identified until film's end) include JZ Knight, who appears in the movie channeling Ramtha, the ancient sage she claims communicates through her (other speakers are also associated with Knight's organization). What she says actually makes pretty good common sense--Ramtha's wiggier notions are not included--and would be easy to accept were it not being credited to a 35,000-year-old mystic from Atlantis. --Robert Horton,

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Controversial, genre-defying documentary feature, using groundbreaking visual effects and animation to explore the notion of quantum reality. Marlee Matlin stars as Amanda, a young woman whose unexpected trip into the fabric of reality forces her to reconsider life, the universe and everything.

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135 of 144 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but bear this in mind... 11 Mar 2006
There is no denying this is a very interesting film, both in terms of content and presentation. I really enjoyed it and was fascinated by some of the ideas and theories discussed.
However, there are a few things you should know before watching this film.
Firstly, not all the facts are correct, though these are usually minor points (like the statement that humans are 90% water - it's closer to 60% for an adult).
Secondly, Not all theories and experiments described are explained fully - they are sometimes "edited" accounts that better fit the film, but are not entirely accurate.
Lastly, and possibly most important is the fact that this film was made by followers of Ramtha, and religion/cult following a 35,000 year old Lemurian warrior who is channelled through a woman called JZ Night (She is featured in the film).
There is wide speculation that this film may be "propoganda" for their faith.
I'm not suggesting that there's anything sinister at work, and the film is definately worth watching, but I think it's important to know who it is presenting these ideas, as the movie itself doesn't make it clear.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 12 Jan 2006
This movie, as others have said, is a mind blower. It is a mix of science, and philosophy, and if you're looking for something that will change the way you look at the world: Stop Here!
My friend went to the theater to watch this movie 7 times. It was sold out in my hometown for 3 months straight. And became such a cult phenomenon that director William Arntz moved to Ashland.
I still haven't figured out much of this film. There are so many nuances that it is hard to take in all at once. It is a movie that must be watched several times in order to get your bearings straight. Then parts of the movie begin to stick with you.
My favorite part is about the water molecule. In the movie they demonstrate how the molecular structure of water changes with emotional energy. When you equate that with humans being 70 percent water, then you come to this understanding that humans also change structure with emotional energy. Those are the things in this movie that fascinate the mind. There are many other mysteries in this movie, too many to mention, in this review.
However, I would also like to add that the movie is filmed well. The computer graphics, the acting, and the editing are all done top notch. I know that many times when I get excited by a non-Hollywood movie, I end up being disappointed by the sloppy production of the film. I can assure you that this film also holds up in its production.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
A blend of fact and fiction, with documentary footage combined with a film about a photographer whose life is being impacted by "other realities", "What the Bleep" works best as a documentary, with the plot sections being a bit labored, and really bogging down in a lengthy wedding sequence.
Many of the questions raised by those being interviewed are thought provoking, and explore the possibilities that quantum physics has brought to our universe. The theories are fascinating, as they imply that our inner world influences our outer world, rather than the commonly thought reasoning that we are creatures of our environment, but some the answers range from excellent to ludicrous. The biggest "red flag" entry in the nonsense category is the statement from Dr. Candace Pert, who claims that Columbus' ships were invisible to the natives because they had never encountered ships before, and were not able to see them until their shaman revealed them. It would be interesting to compare the size of the dugout canoes used by the natives, which were huge, and Columbus' ships, which were very small.
As psychiatrist Jeffrey Satinover states in his interview concerning reality, "Anyone who spends too much time trying to explain it is likely to get lost in the rabbit hole", and this is what tends to happen, including many cookie cutter responses on religion, and questionable theories on morality.
The good part of this film is that it challenges the meaning of existence, and if it leads anyone who has not already done so to ask "who am I and what am I doing with my life ?", and to further their knowledge of quantum physics, the film has been a great benefit, but there is a danger that the scenario of Dr.
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73 of 79 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Challenging and Hopeful 17 Jun 2005
"In the beginning was the void teeming with infinite possibilities of which you are one." -the movie
If I could give only one movie to every person in the world, it would be a ground-breaking quantum fable titled What the Bleep Do We Know!?.
Part documentary, part narrative drama, and part visual hallucinogen, this is a film that blows the door off the metaphysical closet. Everyday folks are realizing that they are not alone in contemplating the nature of reality, exploring the convergence of science and spirituality, and yearning for something more to the human experience. In fact, What the Bleep filmmaker William Arntz felt that there were "millions of closet metaphysicians in America, just hungering for a movie like this." Movie industry insiders told him there wasn't a market for this kind of innovation, saying that he was committing "financial suicide". Fortunately for us, Arntz ignored their discouraging pronouncements-and this gem of a movie ended up becoming a box office phenomenon, largely by overwhelmingly positive word-of-mouth.
What the Bleep Do We Know!? blends interviews with scientists, neurobiologists, quantum physicists, and a 35,000 year old being with live action and wondrous special effects. Oscar winner Marlee Matlin plays a jaded photographer named Amanda who falls down a metaphysical rabbit hole. Through a series of mind-bending events, Amanda is forced to confront what she thought was reality-as well as the source of her boredom, anxiety, and self-contempt.
In light of quantum physics (which, in a nutshell, is the physics of probabilities), the filmmakers explore the concept of multiple realities existing at once.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to a masterpiece
Good DVD, I also have What the Bleep! Down the Rabbit hole.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
100% Recommended. The philosophy, science and religion discussed here will be studied and developed for years to come and will definetely become part of our lives. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Arlindo Thomas Cardoso
5.0 out of 5 stars Have watched this over and over through the years and still love it
Really, this is an amazing eye opener, and so interesting the way it is done, as well as the information shared. Highly recommend any thinking person to watch this.
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