Los Angeles Times - 03/11/2011
"[Shadyac] comes across as an exceptionally mellow, earnest and likable guy....The film's title is not a proud declaration but an acceptance of responsibility."
Director Tom Shadyac (ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE, BRUCE ALMIGHTY) reveals how his near-fatal cycling accident forever altered his perception of the Hollywood rat race, and inspired him to make some profound personal changes in a bid to create a better world. At first, doctors told Shadyac he might never walk again. Incredibly, just a few years later, the man behind some of Hollywood's biggest comedies was back on his feet. But his outlook on the world had been inexorably altered, and shortly thereafter, Shadyac relocated from his posh L.A. home to a modest mobile home community. In this film, we follow the filmmaker as he discusses his life-altering experience while attempting to gain a stronger grasp on the human condition by speaking with such noted thinkers as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and Lynne McTaggart.
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