With all the hype right now about the Elizabeth Gilbert's "Docu-Drama" Eat, Pray, Love, it was a "happy accident" to come across this movie- starring Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls fame. Both actors are not top names, but I always enjoy what they are in.
Bridges is a writer who twenty years ago wrote a book with all the answers from God and gained a world full of followers, becoming an instant Guru- Problem is now he is out of all the answers and is hiding alone in his home, trying to find them again. Trying about every tip from every religion to do so.
Graham is a struggling single mom and another fun character played by Kris Lucas is a down on his luck, just out of rehab - bookstore owner who Bridges tries unsuccessfully to resell his large library of unhelpful, self help books-
This is a very simple, very cute but the bottom line is profound - We are all screwed up, wandering around human being trying to find the answer- but through connections and relationships with the other screwed up being- we might survive!!
The Answer Man is available right now on Netflix Download
Welcome to one of my online journals- I am a freelance writer and illustrator living near the four corners of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona and a few days a week I get to teach Art to Native American and rural ranch kids at a 100 year old one room stone schoolhouse.