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‘The Adujustment Bureau’: Finally, an Action Thriller for Religious Thinkers


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/film/article/finally_an_action_thriller_for_religious_thinkers_20110307

Films that offer profound philosophical lessons are a rarity. I remember watching The Matrix several years ago, noting that the movie was really a sci-fi version of Plato’s “Metaphor of the Cave,” which posits that most people are living in a false reality of shadows. More recently, Inception explored the similar epistemological concept of solipsism, that we’re really all just dreaming and physical reality is only a construct of the mind. Such films, which tickle one’s philosophical funny-bone, are slim pickings among a feast of mind-numbing cinematic banalities.

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