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What The Bleep Do We Know?

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Source: Catholic News Service

Part documentary, part narrative film which uses a loose story line about an unfulfilled wedding photographer (Marlee Matlin) as a launching pad for discussions of quantum physics, the intersection of science and spirituality, and the underlying nature of reality. Directed by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente, the docudrama incorporates amusing animated segments and interviews with academics to explore its difficult subject matter in a lively and engaging manner. However, while the film raises some interesting questions, its arguments often become muddled by New Age mysticism which promotes private spirituality over traditional organized religion. Mild sexual content and a few crude expressions. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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