THE NATURE OF EXISTENCE
Roger Nygard (Trekkies) sets his phasers to pseudophilosophize for this fast-paced documentary, in which he travels the world asking religious leaders, scientists, and others the big questions like Why are we here? At times his intellectual inquiries come off as entertaining — like when he embeds himself with members of Ultimate Christian Wrestling and interviews an androgynous F-bomb-dropping spiritual adviser named Aha. But mediocre production values and Nygard’s disingenuous narration may leave you wondering if he even cares about finding any answers ... which, of course, he doesn’t. Not rated. 94 minutes.
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