This inspirational film based on the real life experiences of Dan Millman is not for the faint of heart. This two hour film seemed to drag but when it was suspenseful, it was so much so that it left my own palms sweaty. Nick Nolte is simply spectacular in this film as “Socrates,” the man who helps Dan through his journey. The common inspirational theme of “know thyself” is accomplished through discipline and philosophical questions, but the large amount of language and sexuality diminished the inspirational quality for me. Because of these two elements, the film is not recommended for families.