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A character goes on a journey. Are we supposed to care?

Aug 13, 2010

Some movies solve a crime. Some fight a war. In some, it’s a love story. And some…well, in some movies there’s very little action, but instead they focus on the protagonist’s interior, personal journey. These movies can be incredibly meaningful when they work…and incredibly boring when they don’t. Eat, Pray, Love is the latest feature about a character’s search for meaning. Other movies that might fit the bill vary from Doubt, to A Beautiful Mind, to High Fidelity. Larry asks KPCC’s listeners: what personal journey movies touched you? Does the pursuit of faith or self-knowledge shine—or fall flat—on screen?

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