The Discovery

Synopsis: Writer-director Charlie McDowell returns to Sundance this year with a thriller about a scientist (played by Robert Redford) who uncovers scientific proof that there is indeed an afterlife. His son is portrayed by Jason Segel, who's not too sure about his father's "discovery", and Rooney Mara plays a mystery woman who has her own reasons for wanting to find out more about the afterlife.
Director(s): Charlie McDowell
Production: Netflix
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

I didn't mean that. I just...

The water. I'm just a little seasick.

That's weird. It's your lucky day.

I don't normally carry these around.


- Vertigo.

- I'm not dizzy.

You can't treat vertigo, just the effects.

That's for nausea.

Do I look like the kind of girl who's just

gonna take a pill from some strange guy?

Fair enough.

Isla. My name's Isla.

I don't look like an Isla, though.

Your first three years,

you look like whatever name you're given,

then by four, you either settle

into your name or you just...

- What about you?

- What?

What's your name?

Oh, uh, Will Stevenson.



I'm just trying to see

if you look like your name.

- What's the verdict there?

- I don't know.

It's too early to tell.

You know,

Will is just such a, like, "Will" name.

You're really something.

Happy second Discovery anniversary, Will.

They said on the news they're expecting

like a whole slew of suicides today.

People trying to get there

for the anniversary.

I heard something about that.

Did you see that video

of those dumb cheerleaders

taking pills on the 50-yard line?

I just can't get behind the concept

of suicide groups.

It's so... disingenuous, you know?

It just feels so weak.

- You don't believe in the Discovery?

- No, I don't believe in suicide groups.

The Discovery is...

I mean, the proof is overwhelming.

Proof shouldn't be overwhelming.

Proof should be definitive.

So, you don't believe.

I don't believe the way

everybody else does. No, I don't.

- And how's that?

- I'm a neurologist.

Three months ago,

I had a patient, really young,

found out that she had brain cancer.

Very sad.

She reacted to that diagnosis

as though I'd handed her

a fucking winning lottery ticket.

It wasn't because she hoped that

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