Here is a quick look at 4 of his movies that feature on the Movie Watcher’s Guide to Enlightenment!
1. Groundhog Day
Awakening | Death | Inspiration | Letting go of specialness | Pride | Purpose | The Script is Written | Time
The world of time repeats over and over and over in a loop from which there seems to be no escape. Routines, activities and rituals follow predictable patterns, which seem to lead in endless circles back to themselves. The desire to get something back from others leads us on a fruitless search as we seek to overcome the void inside. All attempts to escape this void seem futile.
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2. City of Ember
Awakening | Community | Deception | Depression | Joy | Wake-Up Call
Ember is a city that seems to be decaying and falling apart. There is an ancient code stored in a metal case which contains the help and directions needed to save and restore the city; a city which has become closed off and is so in the dark that they have to use power generators to keep it lit because it doesn’t have any natural light. As the generator starts to malfunction, there are fears among the people about whether or not they will survive. There are a lot of parallels between the city in this movie and the world we seem to live in.
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3. St. Vincent
Anger | Depression | Forgiveness | Loneliness | Mighty companions | Opening up to love
Vincent’s life consists of visiting his beloved wife who has Alzheimer’s, drinking to excess, and gambling to earn enough money to cover his bills. Into this lonely existence the Spirit sends Oliver; a 12-year-old boy in need of a babysitter and a friend.
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4. What About Bob?
Anger | Dropping the Mask | Family | Intellectualization | Sickness | Superiority | Unhealed Healer
Who is the therapist and who is the patient? Who is the healer? The personal perspective cannot heal because, it is the very definition of sickness. The Spirit’s perspective is healing for it is of the Spirit, the only Healer. The ego’s pretense of personal healing is exposed as a farce in this comedy about the unhealed healer.
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