The only effective memoirs ever to be translated to screen, and what a bar to set for those who will attempt it in the future. This film is beautiful. I could see how people find the film to be mellowdramatic and pretentious with it’s monologue, if it wasn’t for the fact that the majority of the story is true and the words are honest thoughts shared by a man who finally understood what it meant to live. This film blew my mind, and I found the words to be absolutely haunting, the emotion to be overwhelming, and the visuals to be totally bizarre and spectacular. It’s a about appreciating life, a concept which most of the society has lost grasp of. My favorite film of the last 10 years.