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11 / 11 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the twentieth race in Brazil are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Just one race to go - Abu Dhabi in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 23rd November.

28 / 10 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the nineteenth race in Mexico are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Only two races to go - next race is Brazil in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 9th November.

22 / 10 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the eighteenth race in Austin are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Mexico NEXT WEEKEND! Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 26th October.

You can still enter a new team for the final three races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

07 / 10 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the seventeenth race in Japan are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Austin in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 19th October.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

*** Some of the weightings have been tweaked *** for the final four races - check the league page for details.

02 / 10 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the sixteenth race in Russia are in! (Sorry for the delay - moving house!) Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Japan (Suzuka) THIS WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 5th October.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

16 / 09 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fifteenth race at Singapore are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Russia in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 28th September.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

02 / 09 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fourteenth race at Monza are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Singapore in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 14th September.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

26 / 08 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the thirteenth race at Spa are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Monza NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 31st August.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

29 / 07 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the twelfth race in Hungary are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. We're into the summer break now, the next race is Spa in four weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 24th August.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

22 / 07 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the eleventh race at Hockenheim are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Hungary NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 27th July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

08 / 07 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the tenth race at Silverstone are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Hockenheim in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 20th July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

01 / 07 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the ninth race in Austria are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Silverstone NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 6th July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

24 / 06 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the eighth race at Paul Ricard are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Austria NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 29th June.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

10 / 06 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the seventh race in Canada are in, including the travesty that is Danny Ric not getting fastest lap. Sigh. Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Paul Ricard in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 22nd June.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going. Oh and by the way, half of us are being beaten by my girlfriend. So we might need to up our game a little.

29 / 05 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
Sorry for the delay! The results from the sixth race in Monaco are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Canada in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 8th June.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

13 / 05 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fifth race in Barcelona are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Monaco in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 25th May.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

29 / 04 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fourth race in Azerbaijan are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Barcelona in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 11th May.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

15 / 04 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the third race in China are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Azerbaijan in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 27th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

08 / 04 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the second race in Bahrain are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is China NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 13th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going. It's worth doing - if you'd missed Australia and then picked the perfect team for Bahrain, you'd be in the overall lead now! Special congratulations to The Big G, who jumped from plum last to 3rd place, largely due to the inspired choice of Pierre Gasly.

Note the Williams weightings have been increased due to them being shite.

25 / 03 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the first race in Australia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Second race is Bahrain in 2 weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 6th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first race - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

18 / 03 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The 2018 season is now open for entries! You can change your team as often as you like so you might as well pick a team now while you're thinking about it. You can always read the rules later! You have until midnight GMT on Friday night (23rd) to qualify for the first race in Australia.

26 / 11 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
It's all over! The results from the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi are in! Check the results or see where your team finished and see who won the championship!

That's the lot for 2017, come back in 2018 just before the real season starts and we'll do it all over again!

12 / 11 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the nineteenth and penultimate race in Brazil are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Abu Dhabi in two weeks, which is the final race of the season. Nobody's going to catch Bunch of Wasters in the lead, but it's all to play for underneath. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 24th November.

29 / 10 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the eighteenth race at Mexico are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Brazil in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 10th November.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

22 / 10 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the seventeenth race at Austin are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Mexico NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 27th October.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

08 / 10 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the sixteenth race at Suzuka are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Austin in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 20th October.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

If you have Carlos Sainz on your team, you'll keep him at Renault. If you have Jolyon Palmer then you'll score for Sainz who replaces him.

01 / 10 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fifteenth race at Malaysia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Suzuka NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 6th October.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

17 / 09 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fourteenth race at Singapore are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Malaysia in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 29th September.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

03 / 09 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the thirteenth race at Monza are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Singapore in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 15th September.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

30 / 07 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the twelfth race at Spa are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Monza NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 1st September.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

30 / 07 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the eleventh race in Hungary are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Spa in four weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 25th August.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

16 / 07 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the tenth race at Silverstone are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Hungary in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 28th July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

11 / 07 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the ninth race in Austria are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Silverstone THIS WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 14th July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

25 / 06 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fantastic eighth race in Azerbaijan are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Austria in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 7th July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

12 / 06 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the seventh race in Canada are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Azerbaijan in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 23rd June.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

30 / 05 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the sixth race in Monaco are (finally) in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Canada in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 9th June.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

18 / 05 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
If you want Jenson Button on your team for Monaco, pick Fernando Alonso as JB is his replacement at McLaren for this race.

14 / 05 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fifth race in Barcelona are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Monaco in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 26th May.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

01 / 05 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fourth race in Russia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Barcelona in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 12th May.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

17 / 04 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the third race in Bahrain are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Russia in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 28th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first three races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

09 / 04 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the second race in China are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Second race is Bahrain next week. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 14th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first two races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

26 / 03 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the first race in Australia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Second race is China in 2 weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 7th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first race - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

 

 

What the Bleep Do We Know?

What the Bleep Do We Know

Cast: Marlee Matlin

Directed by Mark Vicente, Betsy Chasse, William Arntz.

Story: A documentary about how quantum physics might affect everyday life.

Running Time: 1hr 48 minutes.

Certificate 12A.

 

This is going to be a tricky review to write, and I think it's going to be a long one. What the Bleep Do We Know? is a feature-length documentary about some recent quantum mechanical theories and the ramifications they could have on human consciousness and experience. It has already polarised opinion and been a surprise hit in the USA while also attracting fierce criticism, now it's my turn to try and help you decide whether you want to see it or not.

Marlee Matlin, learning how matter can be in several places at the same time. The movie threads together several knowledgeable talking heads from the worlds of science and mysticism with a fictitious day in the life of a woman, whose experiences help us to understand the points made by the experts. Normally I wouldn't go into the details of what happens, but I'm going to make an exception here because a little advance knowledge will, I think, improve the experience. I'm also not going to rate the movie, because to do so would give a false impression - you're just going to have to read it all I'm afraid.

The story aspect follows deaf woman Amanda, played by deaf actress Marlee Matlin, as she has a peculiar day that conveniently demonstrates the topics being discussed. The story is not important, but the film-makers seemed to forget that as it takes over towards the end. An hour into the film, there is a 15 minute sequence that takes place at a wedding, which is excruciating in its amateur acting and pointlessness - it reminded me of the "educational" films we had to watch at school. We're watching this movie to listen to the experts, not to watch fifth rate actors dancing to Robert Palmer. The computer graphics are quite entertaining, but the live action is difficult to watch during this scene as it is far too long and simply gets in the way. I also completely failed to understand the deafness aspect. Amanda is clearly deaf, as her best friend uses sign language to talk to her and she has the voice of one who has never heard herself talk - yet her friend gets her attention by banging on the floor or wall, Amanda is distracted by a noisy commotion in a railway station, her boss leaves a message on her answering machine and she dances to music. So what are they trying to tell us? She's deaf but she's not deaf? Am I missing an important point or is this simply a gaping hole?

One of the amenable and eloquent scientists, Amit Goswami, professor of physics since 1968 at the University of Oregon. Leaving the rather limp story aside, the essence behind the movie is that at a quantum, subatomic level, matter doesn't exist in the traditional sense - it exists as a cloud of possibilities, and it changes its nature when it's observed. That's a mighty tricky concept to believe on the face of it, for instance, how do we know what it's like when it's not being observed? This is a question that quantum experiments can answer, but it's not addressed here. Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, as it's called (broadly speaking), is a universally accepted scientific principle so OK, we'll accept it too and see where it goes. The fact that the actions of an observer can change the thing that's being observed opens up a whole realm of interesting possibilities and the experts all talk in their respective fields and raise their appropriate points. It's not until the end that we find out which of the experts are scientists and which are mystics - though to be fair it's not that difficult to tell. One woman in particular seemed to be talking with a great sense of authority, but for the life of me I couldn't pick out a single point in what she was saying. "Have you ever seen yourself through the eyes of someone else that you have become?" she says, as if it's the most insightful comment ever made. Come again? Once more in something approaching English please. She talks like a politician inasmuch as she had nothing salient to say whatsoever, but used a hell of a lot of words to say it. Her name was Ramtha (no surname) and we'll return to her later. With such a range of speakers, it's not surprising that some of what they say is clearly true, other things are clearly nonsense, and most of it is somewhere in between. All of it is interesting and considering the breadth of expertise, surprisingly consistent.

Jeffrey Satinover, describing how difficult it is to grasp the concept of things being in two places at the same time. Let's talk specifics. An experiment conducted on water from the Fujiwara Dam in Japan showed that water that had been blessed by a Zen Buddhist monk changed its molecular structure (at least, that's what they said - presumably that means the way the molecules group together rather than the H2O molecule itself changing structure). Moreover, simply taping different words to a bottle containing distilled water also changed the molecular structure. Pretty stunning results, you'd have to agree. Presumably this experiment is repeatable, so if it's genuine, surely we should be pumping money into researching stuff like this, rather than funding a space programme. Does the scientific community really ignore results like this just because they seem too unlikely, when they're so easily proved or disproved? I'd like to think not, but I really don't know. It's this uncertainty that makes films like this intriguing, but at the same time casts a doubt over the authenticity. A second reference is about an experiment in Washington DC where a group of 4000 meditators tried to reduce the violent crime rate in Washington over a two month period by simply meditating on it. Allegedly the crime rate dropped over the period and ended up 24% down in the final week of the study. This experiment is documented elsewhere so I have to assume it's genuine, but there is argument about whether the results are statistically significant. Clearly the meditators believe it is - so why not set up a No-Drop-No-Fee system for the Washington Police? I'm sure they'd pay to reduce crime - and if it turned out to be a coincidence that the first study worked, it wouldn't cost them anything. It troubles me when there are obvious ways forward like this that haven't been carried out, they make me doubt the accuracy of the experiments in the first place. And there's more doubt to come.

Ramtha, inhabiting the body of JZ Knight.  Really. One of the most exciting potentials of consciousness affecting matter is the possibility of being able to influence your own reality. The snippet that caught my imagination was by Dr Joe Dispenza, who claimed that he woke up every morning and "created his day". Throughout the day, little things would happen to make his day unfold as he had created it. It struck me as odd that he didn't say how he did it, so I did a little research afterwards to see if I could find out. It turns out that I'm not the only one, apparently this question is very frequently asked and that this particular scene is the most memorable for most people. I was a little perplexed to find that the answer wasn't available despite the question having been asked by thousands of viewers. I was a little surprised to find that Dr Joe Dispenza is a student of ... oh my God ... Ramtha - that pompous woman who talked like a politician. And when I started reading about Ramtha, it turns out that - and you're not going to believe this, I swear I'm not making this up - Ramtha is a 35,000 year old warrior man who uses this woman (who is really called J Z Knight) as a channel to teach "about the mystery of mind over matter". Funny how they chose not to mention that in the movie, isn't it? Maybe they thought that it would lose her credibility (perish the thought). Oh, and hang on, look at this! All three of the filmmakers - William Arntz, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente - are also card-carrying students of Ramtha's "school of enlightenment". Oh and here we go, Ramtha has a DVD out explaining how to "create your day". That explains everything.

Dr Miceal Ledwith won't be buying a boat with his royalties, he can walk on water if he just believes enough. I've started to get angry now and that probably means I'm not thinking clearly. I must remember, sometimes even nutters have valid things to say, even if it's by accident. It would have helped enormously though, if they could have talked through some examples. Surely if you can create your day then it would be simplicity itself to show us an example to make it vaguely believable. This argument is even more severely levelled at Dr Miceal Ledwith who, after saying lots of sensible and interesting things, throws in the snippet with David Icke-like sincerity, "if you accept with every rudiment of your being that you will walk on water, will it happen? Yes it will!" Riiiight. So if you walk off the edge of a cliff without realising it's the edge of a cliff, you'll hang in the air ... what a load of bollocks. Show me. This is the movie's real problem - we so desperately want to believe these things that we'll accept Dr Joe Dispenza's claims (Dr Dispenza is, by the way, a chiropractic doctor, not a neurological one) even though upon further investigation they seem more likely to be money-making scams.

Dr Joe Dispenza.  Ask him about your back pain. So I'm having a lot of trouble believing much of what they're showing us here. But that doesn't mean it's not true (not believing something is a long way from believing it's false), and even if it's all nonsense, it's still interesting. To be fair, the filmmakers are not telling us, "this is how things are," they are merely throwing ideas at us - and as such it is inspirational, as it made me think. A lot. It would just be a whole lot better without that fruitbat claiming to be Ramtha, who has become very rich from doing that, by the way. Her (his?) very presence by association sullies the testimony of the pukka scientists, who are extremely eloquent and make some astounding and fascinating observations about the mysterious and wonderful world of quantum mechanics, while exhibiting the infectious and child-like joyous enthusiasm that can only be obtained by those who really love to discover how the world works. Not that their enthusiasm or scientific credentials mean they're any more likely to be correct - but it does at least convince me that they're on the level.

Fred Allan Wolf, PhD in theoretical physics and the stereotypical mad uncle. I'm in two minds here. On one hand, I don't want to recommend What the Bleep Do We Know, because of the suspicious nature of some of the content. On the other hand, however, it's a very thought-provoking movie, and anything that encourages people to think about life and that brings the wonders of the mind into popular culture has to be applauded. It feels like the right time to have a revolution in our understanding of how the mind works and I think this is why it has caught the public's imagination. The comments made by viewers on sites such as Amazon and IMDB contain an awful lot of "I don't believe so-and-so therefore the movie is a load of crap" comments, and everyone seems to be giving it either the maximum or minimum ratings - nothing in between. This is a surefire sign that people are finding the content uncomfortable, that it's challenging their beliefs. Most people don't like having their beliefs challenged, so they will try and find something to discredit so they can be comfortable with their own current map of reality. To a certain extent, I've fallen into that exact same trap with my ramblings above. However, the fact that it's made me think about these issues enough to be able to form my own opinions means that the movie has worked, and as such I am going to recommend it after all, as long as you can be open minded enough to think it all through and be OK with the fact that we can all be completely wrong about anything and everything. After all, what the #$*! do we know?

 

What the Bleep Do We Know is released in the UK on May 20th and is on general release on May 27th. It will not be shown everywhere, so check here to see where you can see it.

 

Your comments

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Not having a great education in the sciences this film started to have the same effect on me as Professor Hawkins book "A Brief History of Time" I was totally lost and realised that I needed to concentrate, unlike Hawkins book I was then able to follow some of the discussions.

I think you can break this film down at a simple level into two camps, Science and Non-science (specifically did not say religion) At a more in-depth level the film raises the sort of questions that modern society hates, it's like a Borg becoming lost from the collective and realising there is more to existence than service to the norm.

I liked this film, it questions not only itself but the audience as well it makes you have that conversation with your ID to discover if you as an individual are whom you think you are. This could be a disturbing fact for some people but then again for others it's a lifeline that shows them that personal change is something to be investigated and acted on.

If you can go beyond the Quantum Physics, New Age preaching and the inevitable spiritualistic overtones this is a dam good movie, but to enjoy it you need to release your mind and at least allow yourself to be questioned.
Mike G

 

Dear Mr Ms Forwardcharm, Thanks for this review. I had vaguely heard about the film and a friend asked me if I wanted to go to see it. My friend is into energy spirituality etc, whereas I am a sceptic who gets annoyed when scientific concepts are grossly misapplied by chiffon-wearing nutjobs, who haven't the decency to explain that they are speaking speculatively and that they are pushing an agenda (viz the fact that many involved in making this film are Ramtha flag-wavers who are apparently too embarrassed dishonest to explain the relationship between J Z Knight and Ramtha).

Anyway... I told said friend that I thought I'd find the film annoying but that I'd look into it. Your review has confirmed that I would spend much of the film rolling my eyeballs and wanting to have an argumentative dialogue with the screen.

Thanks for savng me the aggravation.
Rachel, London

 

You're very welcome Rachel, thanks for contributing.
Jimbo, Webmaster, Forwardcharm

 

The Dr. Quantum portions of the movie are factaully accurate and very well done. The rest is new-age religious stuff, which is somewhat interesting. The Ramtha lady almsot ruins the movie and she sticks out like a sire thumb. If Fred Allan Wolf did the whole movie himself, with the aid of his cartoon character, Dr. Quantum, it would be a must see. The Marlee matlin portions are terribly low quality, uninteresting and worth going to the bathroom during.
Harris, New York

 

I know I'm a bit late to the party on this one, but I've just watched this choad and felt compelled to comment. I was hoping that it wouldn't be the usual bunch of superficial spiritual rubbish, but, alas it was.
There was an attempt, I'll concede, to pull together the science and beleif, but the attempt is vague. The alarm bells started ringing when for the the first 10 minutes we just had partial quotes, non-sequiters and then the bells slipped into second gear when the columbus story (about how the indians couldn't see the ships because they'd never seen them before). Dispite the fact that Carribean natives had boats themselves, this story is a urban legend that persists despite the fact that it makes no sense at all. And according to Wikipedia (ok, not the beginning and end of all truth, but a good 2nd) there is no record of this incident anywhere. I guess the film makers heard it somewhere and decided it supported their theory.
The second BIG blunder is joining Quantum effects observed on the atomic level with things that happen on the macroscopic level. Just because observing a photon alters it, doesn't mean that looking at a person alters them - any more that the fact that capillary action causes water to creep up the side of a glass implies that waterfalls run upwards.
It's a nice film to watch if you're prepared to accept that its bunk, but my biggest worry is that people will actually beleive this, and that it is "scientifically" supported.
Ian R, Newbury