Movie Review: What the Bleep Do We Know?
Alternate Title: : Huh?
Story: Remember those times when you were stoned and contemplated the cosmos? You thought you had the answers and meanings to all of the troubling questions about life and death. And then you woke up the next morning and did not remember a thing?
That is the gist of this cockamamie film that covers issues as broad as quantum physics to fat thighs (really). The directors use several talking heads (who we discover at the end are a range of people from physicists to chiropractors, with one Ramtha School of Enlightenment groupie who channels people) who try to explain the many theories covered in this film.
The talking heads are interspersed with a story about a woman who is struggling with life, love, career and fat thighs (really).
Directors and writers William Arntz, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente are members of the aforementioned Ramtha New Age School of thought. The film is a hodgepodge of interesting ideas, with some occasional entertaining segments. It has been playing at a local art house for about five months and I figured it was time for me to see what the bleep it was all about. Five days later, writing this review, I am still not sure -- nor, do I care.
Acting: Oscar winning actress Marlee Matlin is the struggling woman. Matlin is a talented actress and it is sad that there are not many parts for a deaf actor.
Predilection: Curiosity about the cosmos and the meaning of life, I guess.
Visual Art: It is an oddball combination of digital graphics and reality. The modern art on the walls is awful.
Theater Audience: Fairly crowded for a film that has been around for a while. I laughed the loudest.
Quirky Meter: 3
Drift Range: I am sure I drifted but I can't remember.
Predictability Level: I did not have a clue where this film was going. After seeing it I am not sure where it went.
Oscar Worthy: Yikes, no.
Nit Picking: Too many to list.
Big Screen or Rental: Rental would be fine, even funny.
Length: Almost two hours.
LOBO HOWLS: 4