Soul: Deep or Dumb?

Jan 25, 2021
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Pixar’s Soul might be one of the best films of 2020. While it asks some huge questions about what it takes to live a meaningful life, does it offer any compelling answers? Let’s find out in this Wisecrack Edition on Soul: Deep or Dumb?

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  • Bro that rainbow probably looked insane

    Raffi AvedissianRaffi AvedissianDay ago
  • forced - вынужденный desolate - безлюдный to be bummed - быть обломанным (разочарованным) publicize - рекламировать, продвигать, популяризировать parable - притча latter - последний (из двух) set out to - задаться целью, ставить перед собой задачу abyss - пучина, бездна, пропасть recap - резюме, краткое повторение (изложение) moonlight - подрабатывать make a living - зарабатывать на жизнь audition - прослушивание gig - концерт, выступление manhole - канализационный люк pearl - жемчужина pearly gates - райские ворота in time for - вовремя all the while - все это время IE - то есть give up on - отказываться, забивать fledgling - неоперившийся equate - отождествлять given - с учетом, принимая во внимание dismay - сожаление, разочарование, тревога stake - ставка

    Александр ШушаковАлександр Шушаков2 days ago
  • Please tell me where to get that hat!!

    Ian HirschIan Hirsch6 days ago
  • What job he chooses doesn’t matter, that’s why they don’t tell us. Living is a joy in and of itself, and that’s bigger than anyone’s career path.

    Blake FBlake F8 days ago
  • Wisecrack's Deep or Dumb series: Deep or Dumb?

    Paula ReverbelPaula Reverbel11 days ago
  • All Meaning is a construct. You have the power to create whatever meaning you want in anything.

    AlphaMale GonzalesAlphaMale Gonzales14 days ago
  • Anyway, this movie is the best movie in my life, it's even better than Inside Out!

    Isabella RosaIsabella Rosa14 days ago
  • I think there should be a sequel this coming April, May, or even June, the month of my birthday. Here is my idea: Title - Soul 2: A Whole New Great Before CHARACTERS: Joe (voiced by Jamie Foxx) 22 (voiced by Tina Fey) Scarlett, Joe and 22's 2nd daughter (voiced by Scarlett Johnson) Young Scarlett (voiced by Millie Davis) Nyoda, Joe and 22's 1st daughter (voiced by Catherine O'Hara) Young Nyoda (voiced by Emily Delahunty) Alessandra, Joe and 22's 3rd daughter (voiced by Danielle Rose Russel) Young Alessandra (voiced by Elle McKinnon) Terry (voiced by Rachel House) The Jerrys (unknown voices) Beene, the new antagonist/villain (voiced by Lana Parrilla) Fluffy, a talking skateboard created by Nyoda's crystalizing powers (unknown voice ABOUT THE MOVIE (forgive me if Soul 2 won't make sense with Soul 1): 22 is our new protagonist in the movie, who is now in Tina Fey's body. She now has a passion for music like Joe, only singing and not Jazz. She and Joe now have 3 daughters: Nyoda, Scarlett, and Alessandra (all in order of birth). Nyoda has special powers to crystalize dangerous weapons, like bombs, and stop them from affecting people. Somehow, when we get to two-thirds of the movie being finished, some of Nyoda's powers float into 22, and 22 gets some powers, too. When Nyoda gets captured by our evil Beene, it's all up to 22 to stand up to Beene and stop her from killing Nyoda. Although she is too overprotective of her new family, 22 cares about her children and tries her best to protect them. Beene, our antagonist, is supposed to be in charge of sending souls to the Great Beyond, but she has a nerve on the Gardener family and tries to take over them. Will 22 have a chance to stop her, or will it be too late? Here is my email address to reply: buttermuffin464@gmail.com Thank you

    Isabella RosaIsabella Rosa14 days ago
  • To maintain simple joy, you don't do what you love all the time, but you find things to love about what you do. Consider the simple task of sweeping the floor. Can be considered monotonous, never ending, beneath our time. But when you get into the rythm and mastery of skill, you can achieve the state of flow, that anchor on the moment. That is the happiness we can achieve and maintain, one we can find if we have the mindset.

    samuel reesesamuel reese17 days ago
  • My first thought was: this is a movie about how millennials are depressed because they don't have hobbies and then capitalism stealing our ability to have hobbies (it needs to produce and "matter")...

    Vitoria Faccin-HermanVitoria Faccin-Herman19 days ago
  • This movie is a total bait and switch, and not in a good way. It's like showing up to what you thought was going to be a fun birthday party and then being side-swiped with an intervention. This is the movie equivalent of someone asking you to think about your own mortality while force feeding you cotton candy. Total garbage.

    Stinky WhizzletoothStinky Whizzletooth21 day ago
  • I wonder whats Giridharadas’ take on this movie 🤔

    ayhdiv84ayhdiv8421 day ago
  • I was so scared that you guys said this was somewhat dumb because I Saw this on lockdown with my girlfriend of three years and I cried my ass off at the end... I proposed to her 2 weeks ago and haven't felt Unfulfilled any second ever since even though I had questions and fears about a lifetime with the same person, is that love? is that...life?

    Edgar NavarroEdgar Navarro22 days ago
  • I'm baffled by the evalutaion being "deep-ish". Holliwood has worked so hard to indoctrinate the notion of people having a calling and a life-purpose, that it's pretty refreshing to see a message more down to earth. The part about not necessarily doing what you thought you were "born" to do especially resonated with me, and I think has a valuable lesson for a lot of people. You can have a deep talent and yet have society, your geolocation, nationality or even your parents block your way to live for that talent. So most of us have a job that may makes some use of that talent, but doesn't facilitate using it to its full potential. Does that mean that you have failed in fulfilling your life purpose? Only if you define your life purpose by your talents. And once you consider this, you realise what a stupid message it is to reduce your life purpose to doing the thing you're talented at to make a living. So I applaud drawing attention to this flawed message, even if the execution could have been more sophisticated. But hey, we're, theoretically, talking about a film for kids.

    BZJoQuBZJoQu23 days ago
  • อเมริกา

    นะโม กรรณ์เผือกนะโม กรรณ์เผือก24 days ago
  • All sympathizers of Disney and Pixar: you are too late for Soul's victory was empty due to being religiously blasphemous against God. Everyone, destroy your Disney+ subscriptions for Disney has made everyone brainless, dumb and naive. Go for the mature, adult, intelligent and realistic content Netflix and HBO Max offers All Christians and Catholics, rejoice for the true hard-earned victory God has given to Wolfwakers. Let this be a lesson Disney and Pixar should learn not to be complacent, repetitive, predictable and stagnant. @Pixar , @Walt Disney Animation Studios , @Walt Disney Studios , @DisneyMusicVEVO EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT. All Yeagerists in r/titanfolk and the AOT fanbase, dedicate your hearts to spread this awareness.

    Marcus ChengMarcus Cheng26 days ago
  • Mmm... deep-ish pizza

    Invisible+InkInvisible+Ink27 days ago
  • I LOVE YOUR CONTENT!!!! Have you heard of Saga? It's a really weird sci-fi comic with a niche but faithful following. Please, help me determine if it's deep or dumb!

    Vilmarie HernandezVilmarie Hernandez27 days ago
  • Thanks so much for the video!!! References to the philosophers are amazing! Please let the book list next time! Thanks so much again! Great video!

    Александра ПоповаАлександра Попова28 days ago
  • I think it's just deep? If Joe had accepted the job and opened himself more to other aspects of his life, or even to the class itself, (I mean, there was that girl that loved playing but was dismissive about it and he barely tries to coax it out of her, and the drummer that gives him the gig certainly enjoyed his classes too), I'm sure he would have started living too. It's great that he joined a band like he wanted to, but he actually fails to appreciate it until the ocean parable. The movie definitely addresses the issues with "do what you love" or that people have this set passion they need to follow. Anyway, great movie :)

    Andre VieiraAndre VieiraMonth ago
  • Graphics are Cars 3 level. so realistic, made me wonder if some backgrounds were real or drawn. mind blown

    SkyLineR34GTRSkyLineR34GTRMonth ago
  • I watched both wonder woman 1984 and soul and they are both awesome movies and I love them I watched wonder woman 84 in the movie theater highly suggest both

    Not Peachy KeenNot Peachy KeenMonth ago
  • I’m an art student and a musician - naturally that comes up a lot when people are trying to describe me While that is what others see of me and what I enjoy doing and am good at I don’t really see art as like what defines me

    Sage BaulandSage BaulandMonth ago
  • Wasn't deep But was a good watch interpretation of the before was cool. Learning to love life with its downs and disappointments Really liked it

    AHariceAHariceMonth ago
  • The message of this movie only works on a first world country xdxd

    César AugustoCésar AugustoMonth ago
  • This an elaborate of saying, "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket?"

    zheahrazheahraMonth ago
  • deep or dumb? Wrong question to answer.

    GeoffreyvexerGeoffreyvexerMonth ago
  • It's dumb

    David MurraDavid MurraMonth ago
  • I definitely cried at the end of that movie. A brilliant film

    thebaejazellethebaejazelleMonth ago
  • Boring.

    willbe backwillbe backMonth ago
  • Life is to be enjoyed it isnt about one thing and going after it, if you love something do it but dont be so obssessed u are trying to make a career out of it cause in the end if u do get to it and make it how long did it take u and what did u give up, friends, loved ones, a relationship or going to amusement parks with friends, enjoy life u only get one dont waste it for one thing, but thats my opinion everyone has their own ways of living life just enjoy it it's the journey not the destination

    TheUnholyGamerTheUnholyGamerMonth ago
  • DEEP

    Colin DruckerColin DruckerMonth ago
  • Jared smh...

    Dima MelihovDima MelihovMonth ago
  • I saw the water quote as her basically telling him he's wishing and wishing that he could play jazz when... He's already playing jazz. Just like the fish wishes he could be in the ocean because all he sees is water, he's playing jazz brilliantly now but he's so focused on getting to 'the ocean' (making it his career) that he can't stop and enjoy the world and the art around him.

    Farrah Alice BlackFarrah Alice BlackMonth ago
  • I think the analysis you ran here is good, but the deep vs dumb conversation is over complicating the thesis of the movie from what I saw. For me the thesis of this movie was that the meaning of life is to have spark. And spark isn’t the narrative that life teaches us “what do you want to be when you grow up” but rather spark is just a joy for and enjoyment of life. It is the ability to see the joy in an activity. From being a barber to playing music to watching the leaves fall from a tree to eating greasy food. The inherent belief that things are good, a belief that is drained from us in the process of growing up. Which is why those badges don’t specify what the thing that caused “spark” when the souls are ready for earth. It’s also why 22 was stoped because how can you have joy Spark is just a love for life. It’s the antithesis of depression. Spark is also different from happiness. To provide an analogy, spark is what gets your car started. You still need to fill the car up with gas, and have a plan, and a destination. But spark is the bolt of electricity that make you human and ready to go out into the world. On a side note, this movie also touches on the incredibly deep concept of “flow” a premise you completely missed in the analysis. Flow being a topic I would have wished there was more time dedicated to.

    Ryan LaniganRyan LaniganMonth ago
  • Love your analysis, I’m rly glad to see that y’all also saw the themes I thought I was seeing. I disagree that it’s “accidentally” deep. The themes seem pretty intentionally placed, for example the quote about the water and the ocean. Also I see the on earth situations as less about accepting your station, more about knowing that earth is shitty but you can remain present and make something beautiful out of a seemingly shitty situation. What I love about the barber situation is that he is genuinely great at his job and enjoys doing it, and it’s ok that he’s not a vet. I’m curious how y’all see it as accidental rather than intentional.

    Dominique LyewDominique LyewMonth ago
  • It's a bit dismissive to say that the one of the messages of the film is "to make the most of it" if we don't get our dream job. The sad truth is that not everybody will get their dream job, no matter how we want to, no matter the efforts we put into it, and no matter what movies say. What become of the people who don't get it? Do their lives have no meaning or value? Work is a big part of our lives, but it's not all of it, and it doesn't have to be the most important part of it either. It's very convenient for capitalist societies to maintain that view, so that people put all their energies into getting their dream jobs or at least try to imagine that they like doing what they do for a living, or at least attach their value to it. What I think the movie is trying to say is that, despite the fact that passion in work is a very desirable thing, passion doesn't have to be linked to work, and can be found elsewhere.

    Rym MokhtariRym MokhtariMonth ago
  • So I came back to this video because I just noticed... you guys have yet to do a Deep or Dumb on Kingdom Hearts 🤔

    NeWorld FoolNeWorld FoolMonth ago
  • Be careful what you wish for ...you just might get it.

    Michael AngztekMichael AngztekMonth ago
  • Thrownness... we can’t choose to be rich or any race when we are born so maybe it’s something to it... “ life is not as serious as the mind makes it out to be”

    Rich StarRich StarMonth ago
  • Remember he got the gig he was looking for and it didn’t measure up to what he thought it should’ve been...

    Rich StarRich StarMonth ago
  • Damn it!!! i thought this was thenone for the Hair loss product! danm!!!!

    Lobotzin Diego antes Ness LopezLobotzin Diego antes Ness LopezMonth ago
  • I rather be that 🐈

    Kev NguKev NguMonth ago
  • I think Ferris Bueller is the self-realization that this movie is going for.

    Sketchy GetcheySketchy GetcheyMonth ago
  • I found this analysis really insightful and entertaining. I would also maybe add that I thought Joe turning into a cat was more symbolic than entertaining. I think it may hit on a fundamental difference between humans and animals, which is our different relationships with the search for purpose. Animals are wired with certain instincts and are generally less complex organisms cognitively, and as a result don’t really struggle with finding something to fulfill a need for meaning. Humans such as Joe however are the opposite, and feel the constant need to live out what they only hope to be their true role in the world. But as the video expressed, this dichotomy somewhat misses the entire point: that as perceiving organisms, we don’t necessarily even have a singular purpose in life but are instead meant to experience our full range of capabilities and emotions.

    Abie HershAbie HershMonth ago
  • Its dumb. An Inside Out clone honestly. I'd just stick with Toy Story honestly.

    Firelord AangFirelord AangMonth ago
  • 22's gonna reconsider her outlook on earth once she realizes she's fallen into Xinjiang China

    matthewmatthew638matthewmatthew638Month ago
  • The video Completely forgot the scene where one of Joe's students goes to him while 22 is in his body. She wants to give up on music but 22 talks to her and she decides to keep on. That's the moment when the movie matches the theme of the importance of enjoying life through changing other people's live and showing that his former jobs wasn't that bad. The movie is not just showing us that we should accept our jobs because "Simple things and walk in the park are great no matter how bad your job is" but instead showing that he was already doing a great job in changing those kid's live through music, witch is his passion in the first place.

    Heriberto EstolanoHeriberto EstolanoMonth ago
  • This channel has sure devolved or regressed into just another whining negative rat hole without as much much depth as before. It all started with dumb GoT vid

    DemitrizDemitrizMonth ago
  • Reminds me of a book: The Meaning of Life by Terry Eagleton

    Cletus YeskCletus YeskMonth ago
  • sorry, bud. miss jared.

    massabrancamassabrancaMonth ago
  • Would you consider Future Man for a "Deep or Dumb," video? I thought it was dumb (but entertaining) when I first started watching, but now I'm not so sure.

    Tinker GnomadTinker GnomadMonth ago
  • It’s amusing how the general consensus is that the afterverese portion of the movie is more interesting than the Earth portion given that it’s also posses more challenging questions. That said, the barber shop scene is now one of my favorite Pixar scenes.

    Travis CaddieTravis CaddieMonth ago
  • For the algorithm.

    BBMonth ago
  • The movie is about enjoying being alive. Like how souls can't taste food or can't feel touch. All the things we only experience when we are human, that should be the goal of life. Any passion or dreams that you have,you can go after them because now you are alive and capable of going after anything you want. That's why pursuing passion is fun,it makes you feel alive. Anything that makes you feel alive is the meaning of our lives. It doesn’t have to be your work which gives you meaning. You enjoining all the stuff out there which you can ONLY enjoy when You're alive,is all that matters in the end

    Keep SmilingKeep SmilingMonth ago
  • Please make a deep or dumb for the Shaggs album "Philosophy of the World"

    Caleb BenedictCaleb BenedictMonth ago
  • if you look it at it from 22s point of view the movie seems to touch on depression in the way that people can be so wrapped up in their own lives and their wants like Joe, they don't always recognize the signs of depression in others. Almost everything 22 says is something a depressed person would say to themselves. She doesn't want to live because she can't see the point in life. It's a kids movie so instead of a living person saying they want to die, it's an unborn soul saying they don't want to be born. Either way it's someone who doesn't want to live. Depression consumes and clouds the mind which are the lost souls. They make this point by highlighting Joes issue while making the things 22 says cute and at times funny. The big payoff and understanding is at the end, which I'm not a fan of. I live with depression and noticed everything I think to myself being said in a way that made my kids laugh while making me feel like crap. It's a childrens movie so their plot of showing at the end was predictable. My take makes sense to me but I feel it went over other peoples heads, which you don't want in a movie.

    Chris TopherChris TopherMonth ago
  • It isn’t about settling. It is honouring your job even if it isn’t what you wanted. You can work forward but not at the expense of everything and see honour in all work.

    jennifer poguejennifer pogueMonth ago
  • this feels like communist propaganda

    Left LegLeft LegMonth ago
  • For some life isn’t beautiful at all. What happens to the souls that end up in impoverished India or Ugyur Muslim camps to get there organs harvested. Not to be a downer but sometimes people’s lots in life aren’t great. Of course this feel good movie is great for discontent Americans who have so much freedom and liberty that we have zero gratitude for, but for the rest of the world, they are just trying to survive. I think it’s kind of ironic that 22 ends up being sent to the Eastern hemisphere, far removed from the life that 22 experienced with Joe. But maybe I’m a pessimist. Maybe 22 will live a fulfilling life instead of focusing on passions, or maybe 22 will struggle everyday for survival. Is it deep, then be real, let’s talk about the most universal condition of life, suffering. It is guaranteed no matter who or what you are. Tell that to all the floating blue bubbles.

    J PJ P2 months ago
  • Those criticizing millennials are frustrated assholes. I love the millenials, they are doing way better; an optimistic future of real people, not maniacs traumatized by their meaningless marriage and work. Avocados are very healthy. My generation of boomers is nasty !

    Gustavo AlvesGustavo Alves2 months ago
  • This movie deserves 5/10 rating

    Oel DaveOel Dave2 months ago
  • The do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life is a lie. This is because you when you like what you enjoy to something you have to do it starts to become a chore. Thanks to our modern world a lot of people get to experience this through Free two play games. At first the game is something you enjoy but then thanks to daily bonus and other timed gates it slowly becomes a chore that you are doing for habit rather than actually have fun. This happens with the job because it's a struggle to get into whatever field it is and then once you are in you have to maintain a curtain level excellence if not improve upon it so you don't get canned in favor of someone better. It goes matter if you work for yourself or a big company as you'll always have to answer to someone be it customers you directly serve or boss above you. This constant need to deliver can easily turn something you were passionate about into something you hate, just look at the behind the scenes documentaries on a lot of entertainment as well as the number of people who burn out. With this saying I kind of suspect this might be another case of things getting twisted. Much like Darwin's statement that "It's NOT the strongest of the species that survives, it's the one most adaptable to change." was instead shortened to Survival of the Fittest by those looking to push a social agenda. In this case I've seen what I suspect is the original quote, or at least the original intention which is "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life." which was changed to "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life." While they sound similar the structure makes it so they have completely different meanings. The first is that of if you enjoy your work then it won't seem like work as it's something you like to do. While also perhaps implying you should try to find the joy what you do. Where as the second implies you should actively seek out doing what you love and somehow you won't need to work, as if success was guaranteed. This sort of thing though seems to happen a lot as the game of telephone plays out, where one person hears something and misunderstands it choosing to rephrase it and thus change it's meaning, followed by someone else doing to same, and so on until the original meaning and intent is lost among the sea of misinterpretations.

    PyroMancer2kPyroMancer2k2 months ago
  • I thought that the ending of the movie was basically an explanation of that fish story. Something you said at the end. Joe thought that smashing that audition and landing a gig with respected, famous jazz players, will give him happiness. He thought that happiness is hidden behind something grand. It's the same with us. We think that in order to be happy, we need to be famous, rich, find a cure for cancer. That is has to be something extraordinary. Fish didn't want a lake or a sea. Fish wanted an ocean. Joe didn't want some teacher job or home schooling. He wanted to play in a gig with famous players. He got it and he didn't feel as happy as he thought he will be. Both fish and Joe failed to understand that what they were looking for was always around them. The movie is basically a journey to realization that you were looking for water, not ocean. And it doesn't mean that Joe will know accept the job as a teacher or that he can live in unsanitary conditions or somewhere under the bridge, naked, at peace and harmony with nature because an animated movie said happiness is everywhere. No. You still can be famous and rich if that's what you want to. Go for it. But don't go for it thinking it will make you happy. It won't. Happiness is everywhere, in simple things and activities and in grand things and activities. Don't become rich or famous to be happy. It's not a precondition to be happy. Do it because you want to. Living and feeling - that's happiness.

    Krzysztof CzajkaKrzysztof Czajka2 months ago
  • “Jazz musicians emphasize winging it over complicated chord changes” *laughs in bebop*

    Just a MustacheJust a Mustache2 months ago
  • It Deep to me

    FOOD UwUFOOD UwU2 months ago
  • I hated this whole cat bullshit and made a loooong groan. Like why tf do we need this saturday morning cartoon plot with the old switcheroo? Every Pixar film takes a wrong turn whenever it goes to the next act.

    Stiv64Stiv642 months ago
  • Hey, team Wisecrack. Quick question, what convinces you all that the philosophical beats in the film occured by accident? Is there something that helped you realize that philosophy of the film is pure happenstance?

    Benny AlvesBenny Alves2 months ago
  • In short every life has a set destination but the beauty of life isn't the destination it's the journey. Enjoy the journey to fullest.

    J MJ M2 months ago
    • Which is Protestant

      RazorO2ProductionsRazorO2Productions20 days ago
    • That’s predestination

      RazorO2ProductionsRazorO2Productions20 days ago
  • Careerism is insane. I’ve met many careerists and they’ve almost all been sad, narrow, shortsighted people. But it’s ALSO not good to ‘just resign yourself to meaningless work.’ Life is just about other things, which every single person who influenced our society says, yet we ignore that message everyday. Socrates called it virtue, Jesus called it salvation, Buddha called it wisdom. None of these things relate to “becoming the worlds best trumpet salesman” and crap like that.

    ShamshiriShamshiri2 months ago
  • "I love the jerry characters and the Ocean story from the jazz lady, and the spiritual theme between lost souls and being zoned out" btw the ocean metaphor is about looking for something out and beyond meanwhile its been out in front of you the whole time

    Seen it purpleSeen it purple2 months ago
  • Sorry man, but passion is great you just not know how to be healthy, you guys are over sensitive

    PRADIP DUTTAPRADIP DUTTA2 months ago
    • I am doing fine as an artist and is healthy and happy

      PRADIP DUTTAPRADIP DUTTA2 months ago
  • Be Here Now.

    KindHrt77KindHrt772 months ago
  • Is it just me that thinks the You Seminar is a metaphor for the school system. They toss into a bundle of “passions” in hopes you will catch one of them, while making you feel worthless if you can’t catch any. But the problem is the souls/students in the You Seminar/School is only given the theoretical aspect of the passion. “How do I know what I like to do, if I never get to experience it on earth(real life) full hand”, 22.(this quote may be a bit misquoted) One example that comes to mind is the pizza. You get to see it but never taste it, making it seem boring in first look. But once you tasted it, you immediately found it amazing. Maybe the school system could reflect on this.

    Noah LieNoah Lie2 months ago
  • I enjoyed this analysis very much. I also have enjoyed the movie Soul many times. I have kids and this one is very emotional and causes some introspection for us dumb parents in the room.

    I Am JimI Am Jim2 months ago
  • Guess Im selfish

    BadboyDCXBadboyDCX2 months ago
  • Joe's spark is music, but that's not his purpose, which is to inspire, that's why he's a teacher and is able to help 22. But he thinks music is his purpose, and that's why he doesn't feel fullfiled after playing with Dorothea, because he was already living for music... Thanx!!!

    PD ZombiePD Zombie2 months ago
  • amazing analysis in general, but an especially nice understanding and explanation of 22

    Jonas AmayaJonas Amaya2 months ago
  • Isn't the lack of acknowledgement for material things like work and economic constraints that interfere with our ability to express ourselves and "live", kind of saying that our material constraints somehow don't matter and blames our suffering on individual resilience. That i can't look over, like i feel the message they wanted to send was cheap and kind of didn't work with the character's issues

    Electric SquidXDElectric SquidXD2 months ago
  • I’m not gonna lie but this movie really triggered me. I can’t bring myself to watch it again. You know at the end when 22 becomes a lost soul? That’s exactly how I feel whenever I have anxiety/panic attacks. Or when my depression is bad. That scene broke my heart. Literally ripped it in two. 😭😢

    B LcB Lc2 months ago
  • So wrt. the first point. It seems the movie tries to emphasize that the meaning of life is never to be found in a single aspect of it, but is instead a goal best reached by a balanced life, where everything which serves it is given proper attention. This also implies that it is not found down a particular road, which if not taken means one is doomed to at meaningless life, but that it can be found on several roads all serving the purpose of life in different ways. This is not to say that meaning can be found in anything, but that it can be found in several things, which depend on where you are in your life, much like how the optimal way to play in jazz, varies as the rest of the band changes. So yes, you may have a spark, but it isnt the pupose of your life in itself, and there is never only one way of cultivating it, and the optimal way of doing so will vary across life.

    LincolnLincoln2 months ago
  • Deep? If you're a quirky 14 year old maybe...

    Bungie CrimesBungie Crimes2 months ago
  • attack on titan please

    son nguyenson nguyen2 months ago
  • I think the movie is a good counter to our hustle culture. I find my work fulfilling but I don’t LIKE working and I always find it so cringy when people talk about “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

    KittySnickerKittySnicker2 months ago
  • Gotta be honest: this was a strangely underwhelming movie... and I second that when 22 actually gets born, she will find... well, pizza rats and the mad struggle for gainful employment...

    5pid3rman805pid3rman802 months ago
    • @Chascoso ahh... you got more out of it than I did, for sure!

      5pid3rman805pid3rman802 months ago
    • You never know. She mightve been something big or something small but meaningful to her. She never experienced those things fyi she had to watch others enjoy those experiences. So it's only natural that something as small as pizza gets her excited. But that's what the film is about. Altho it's a little generalized.

      ChascosoChascoso2 months ago
  • I guess this is like a philosophy of video. But not really

    Malik SatiaMalik Satia2 months ago
  • GUYYYYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I miss Jared. This is garbage. 🙇🏻‍♂️

    The Kalina BrothersThe Kalina Brothers2 months ago
  • Nerd Writer sent me.

    Cali ElaineCali Elaine2 months ago
  • Or just SOULless, run of the mill Pixar garbage horribly disguised as "progressive"

    Whitebolls92Whitebolls922 months ago
  • I'd never really understand the American work ethnic, as it always comes across as a cheap exuse of employers to treat their employees like shit. You can't really complain about your dreams coming true, can you? In my culture your job is a mixture of what you're good at, what you're interested in, if you can afford your desired life standard with the payment and if you're oke with the circumstances (I.e shifts, possible moving a lot or not, being outside/inside). And this is hard enough to figure out. But the idea to choose one thing amongst all your interest as "spark" and having this as career no matter the requirements, the circumstances hell the payment? I wouldn't have anything like this. I'd probably get a burn out just figuring that out.

    Katinka RaabKatinka Raab2 months ago
  • Starts at 2:08

    Sam CohenSam Cohen2 months ago
  • I want a deep or dumb on jarhead, I haven't seen that movie since I was like 13-14.

    Ron CakeRon Cake2 months ago
  • So now the woke Hollywood forgot there woke principles huh? This movie is the complete opposite to pro- choice, it's literally telling the story on the baby's soul n all. I don't understand why the woke Hollywood is hyping up this movie then!😂

    Prasidh HegdePrasidh Hegde2 months ago
  • Soul is going to win the oscar for best Animated film.

    John NguyenJohn Nguyen2 months ago
  • This Movie is extremely deep. I recently resign my job because I don't want to compromise with some stuff. I guess the real turning point in this movie was the conversation with that master lady after the show. he was awaited for that moment all his life and he don't have plans after that show doing that years and years. I was in newyork for 2 years, It's so mundane. In the subway scene he told that day in and day out no change. People struck like machines. After came back to earth he realize he want to do want makes him happy. He want to live for himself. Extraordinary movie with great philosophy.

    mo sanmo san2 months ago
  • Who's joe?

    sunny boisunny boi2 months ago
  • Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans. - John Lennon

    L. J.L. J.2 months ago
  • As someone who has turned what love into a career a few times I say if you do what you love for a career you will stop loving it. My advice: Do what you love and keep it a hobby and get a career that you can stand and allows you to continue your hobbies.

    L. J.L. J.2 months ago
  • This was good and addressed the point of living in the present and enjoying the little beauties of life but completely skipped over the flow state that we are all capable of finding through passion. And how ironically while Joe thinks his passion and job have to align, when he finally does get that big gig, he never achieved that state of flow on the big stage, but he does when he plays at home, in the classroom, etc., for the love of it

    Rob YulRob Yul2 months ago
  • 1st. havent see the movie. 2nd. dont have time to see your video. 3rd. to me making an "spirituality" movies nowadays is like making an unicorns movie... meaningless to me

    jonathan morenojonathan moreno2 months ago
    • For me superheroes movies are the "unicorn", escapist-fuelled one. Total garbage full of cgi and shallow dialogues + characters.

      Thị Chính PhanThị Chính Phan2 months ago
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