The Nature of Existence
The Nature of Existence (2010)

What are the answers to the great questions of life, and who is certain they know the truth others have been struggling to find for centuries? Filmmaker Roger Nygard, after examining the lives of Star Trek fans and used car salesmen,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 18, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 9, 2010
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

After 90 minutes of scattershot quips, I felt like I was wearing spiritual beer goggles.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Inquiring into the reasons human beings exist, filmmaker Roger Nygard uncovers this stunner: Various people have different opinions.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A journey that prizes intellectual search over simplistic solutions, and if you come to it with a similar attitude you should enjoy ambling along.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

Freewheeling and funny.

Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times

As a conversation starter ... it's an affable appetizer.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Certainly there are filmgoers who enjoy this kind of noncommittal metaphysical quest. I am not one of them. It makes me think that the filmmaker is more interested in showing us his vacation slides instead of sharing any real insights.

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John Anderson

While it will strike some as smug and others as sincere, pic certainly has a feel-good tone and playful attitude.

Mike Hale
New York Times

His film is no more profound than its forerunners, but it's quicker, funnier and less pretentious.

David Cornelius

It's overly, apologetically polite in its efforts to cover all the bases.

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