Good morning! Lol, it’s seven mins to noon 😝 So, obviously, no yoga journey beginning this weekend. In fact, this is the first time I’m at my computer in two days. I just needed a break. Plus, my annoying chirren keep bugging me to use it to play Rec Room. Stupid. 🙄
Over the week (I have kids and don’t watch shows/movies in one sitting, unfortunately), I watched The Discovery, with Robert Redford, Jason Segel, Rooney Mara and Riley Keough.
Redford’s character has found and shown to the world irrefutable proof of consciousness after death. Notice I didn’t say life. That’s because he wasn’t able to show what exactly was happening around us in the ”afterlife”, but that doesn’t stop over 4M people from taking their lives.
So, two years after Redford’s discovery, he’s still researching and trying to find out and record where our consciousness goes after we die. He succeeds but the result is confusing and still doesn’t answer where we go. So, like any good scientist, he kills himself to get to the bottom of it.
While he’s dead, his sons (Segel and Keough) are able to watch where he goes and what he does on a monitor hooked up to his brain wavelengths. Turns out, he died only to relive the night his neglected wife committed suicide. However, he was able to make a different, pivotal decision than he did in real life and change the outcome before he was brought back to life. So now everyone is mystified because so what if you can change things in a memory? She’s still dead today, right?
Amongst the drama and a sweet little romance, it is revealed to us that we live the same effing life over and over until we accomplish whatever it is by whoever has decided that we need to finish things. Like, Segel’s character had to relive the moment he met Mara’s character and try to make her not-suicidal. All while having no memory of the previous life, save nanosecond flashbacks that confuse more than assist. Why, right? Why does he have to save her? I’m sure he’s run into some randoms on the street who later offed themselves. What makes her so special? Also, who decides?
Those were my questions as the movie wrapped up. Also, is there still murder? Or, as Lacey wonders, is it just ”relocating” people? So many unanswered questions in a movie filled with holes, but I liked it. Just suspend your disbelief and enjoy the ride.