Watch: First Trailer for Tom Shadyac's Self-Discovery Doc 'I Am'
by Ethan Anderton
December 22, 2010
Back in October, we heard about the first venture into documentaries from director Tom Shadyac (Bruce Almighty, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) in the form of I Am, a film chronicling his midlife crisis turned self discovery. After a cycling accident resulted in a concussion lasting for months, the disorientation/recovery gave Shadyac some time to reflect on his life. After his time out of the spotlight, Shadyac decided to sell his house, move into a trailer park and reboot his life (rather than a film franchise). Now we have our first look at the doc (via /Film) that seems somewhat cheesy, but looks to make a difference in the world's view on life.
Watch the official trailer for Tom Shadyac's documentary I Am:
From the website: "Armed with nothing but his innate curiosity and a camera crew, Shadyac embarks upon a journey to discover how he as an individual, and we as a race, can improve the way we live. Appearing as character, commentator, guide, and even, at times, guinea pig, Shadyac meets with a variety of thinkers and doers - remarkable men and women from science, philosophy and faith, including: David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson and John Francis. An irrepressible Everyman who asks many questions but offers no easy answers, he takes the audience to places it has never been before, and presents even familiar phenomena in completely new and different ways."
LMFAO on Dec 22, 2010
yeeeesh..."wow, I bumped my head and now I notice that the world around me that isn't rich America sucks!" What, did this idiot never go to university and get this phase out of his system?
pickle tits on Dec 22, 2010
Something about this trailer accompanied by the tagline "from the director of Ace Ventura and Bruce Almighty" puts a warm smile on his face. and @2.... Every dude kinda finds something new about themselves when they go through what they perceive to be near a death experience. If making a doc about that is his process, then hey.. whatever works. I've never been through a near death experience, so I can't judge his process.
Duane on Dec 22, 2010
yh saw this not bad
A5J4DX on Dec 22, 2010
This trailer made me laugh. It's nearly as bad as actors telling us we need to save the world. The only thing that can improve the world is the Rapture, baby Jesus coming back from the dead again and taking us up to the mothership with Buddha and the Scientology guy, just to chill out and smoke mad bongs with Tupac, Biggy, Bob Marley and the guy from Nirvana with the shotgun. Honestly, the world is full of pricks, it's never going to change, it's not in our nature.
Crapola on Dec 22, 2010
Crapola's got it right, unfortunately.
mhmm on Dec 22, 2010
#6 Of course he's right. Crapola always makes good points. However, I don't think it means we turn a blind eye to the pricks. If we did, they'd get worse. I don't mind telling a douchebag to shut up and sit down, mixed with a little "I can see what you're doing asshole." Nice post though Crapola. Made me laugh.
ModernAmericanMan on Dec 22, 2010
What a load of crap. Caddyshack, your an ass. Your career is in the crapper and this is all you could come up with. Yeah, we're connected alright, by a cartel of blood sucking banks. It was probably funded by Goldman Sachs.
Michael P. Shipley on Dec 22, 2010
Looking forward to see the interviews and listen what the people has got to say, but that "glorious-slow-motion-is-he-gonna-catch-the-ball" music sort of makes it look really really cheesy.
Nat on Dec 23, 2010
Total spoiler at the end.
That Awesome Norwegian Dude on Dec 23, 2010
Crapola may be right but thank God this doesn't stop people like Desmond Tutu from trying to make the world a better place. Is Shadyac in this category? I'm a bit skeptical but in the end it's probably a positive thing. And we need more postive things in a world filled with pricks.
writebrained on Dec 25, 2010
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