What the Bleep Do You Know

Theatrical Release: November 5, 2004
What the Bleep Do You Know


Amanda, a divorced photographer, finds herself in a fantastic Alice-in-Wonderland experience when her daily, uninspired life literally begins to unravel, revealing the cellular, molecular and even quantum worlds which lie beneath. Guided by a Greek Chorus of leading scientists and mystics, she finds that if reality itself is not questionable, her notion of it certainly is. Stunning special effects plunge you into a world where quantum uncertainty is demonstrated – where Amanda’s neurological processes, and perceptual shifts are engaged and lived – where everything is alive, and reality is changed by every thought. This film gives voice to the modern day radical souls of science, as they conquer and map the greatest uncharted territory yet – man’s consciousness itself.

Dove Review

First of all, I would like to explain that I enjoy learning where certain ideals are derived, such as the basis of other religions (mormans and middle east beliefs). “What the bleep do you know” acts as a teaching guide for quantum physics. Fourteen scientists, well-educated in this field, provide information and arguments for this science. Their explanations are paralleled by the experiences of Amanda (Marlee Matlin). The film, albeit slow at times, is very informative and intriguing; and makes the viewer think as they would in philosophy.

Incorporated with the science is a New-Age bias. The main belief in quantum physics is that the mind is the most powerful entity in the universe. A scientist in the movie stated that there is no everlasting punishment, such as hell. Also, it is impossible to disobey God, because in the end- everyone is God. (He is not a spiritual being, but rather a state of mind) They also pronounce that it is bad to follow a concrete set of good and bad moral standards. While many of the thoughts and theories are interesting, they could easily cause confliction in a young mind.

Beside the contradictory values of family and Christianity, there are spots where obscene language is used in the life scenarios of Amanda. Also, there are scenes where fornication is shown, although no nudity is revealed. This film should only be viewed by adults who share my same interest in the foundation of other beliefs.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Man thrown onto table at reception.
Sex: Fornication at wedding reception (no nudity shown). Woman in short skirt bending over (shown 3 times). Two kids walking through reception, womanizing females on dance floor. “Sex” section of movie, explaining what quantum physics has to do with sexual desire.
Language: 3 Hells, Oh my God, A__, D___, God.
Violence: Man thrown onto table at reception.
Drugs: Reference to Heroin
Nudity: None
Other: New Age theme throughout entire movie.


Company: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 111 min.
Reviewer: Bradley B. Klinge