I Am

Synopsis: Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Tom Shadyac
Production: Paladin
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
38
Rotten Tomatoes:
38%
NOT RATED
Year:
2010
78 min
$1,570,251
Website
560 Views


[MAN SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[NARRATOR READING ON-SCREEN TEXT]

NARRATOR:
We were given

the Ten Commandments.

[NARRATOR READING ON-SCREEN TEXT]

LANCE:

Today I made $1.78 billion.

Billion. With a B.

X:

And how do you feel?

LANCE:

I don't feel anything.

X:

And you wonder why you're not happy.

[TIM TIMMONS' "DON'T RUN AWAY"

PLAYING]

I got a secret I gotta keep down

It's complicated

Lies are raging now

Well, the burn's so hot

I can't push it away

So I fold you in

Just to make it okay

To my house that caught

On fire

Could be too little too late

For you to turn

Is my soul too far gone?

Don't run away

Don't run away

Please stay

Please don't hide away

Don't hide away from the pain

Don't go down

- Fight

- Fight

The secrets that I hide

Don't run away

Don't run away

X:
You have metastasized

pancreatic cancer.

You're going to die.

ANGELICA:

No.

X:
The results are conclusive.

There is simply no cure.

- You need to accept this.

ANGELICA:
I can't.

X:

Angelica, there is only one God.

And it's not you.

Hello, Angelica.

Hi, Lance.

Missed you at the funeral.

I hope it's cold in there.

ANGELICA:

He was your father too.

Don't patronize me.

You didn't ask me here just to chat.

What do you want?

I'm dying.

I'll be right beside Dad.

Right in there.

Unless I can do something about it first.

There's a loophole in Father's will.

States that if I die before the age of 40, you

become the sole heir to his entire fortune.

I'm 39.

I have a deal to offer you.

I'm listening.

Help me survive this cancer.

And I will give you Dad's entire fortune.

Minus, of course, what it takes

to sustain my life for 500 years.

Or until they find a cure.

Or whichever comes first.

How?

It's called cryogenics.

You're gonna freeze yourself?

Oh, you're insane.

Nobody has frozen themselves

and been brought back to life before.

Well, it's illegal.

So no one's exactly talking about it.

There is one man who came very close.

How close?

Close enough

that we're having this conversation.

- Is he in?

- He will be.

So do we have a deal?

What?

You're 39,

I'm gonna inherit everything anyway.

Listen, baby brother.

This is not a negotiation.

If I have to hook myself up

to a ventilator machine until I turn 50...

...just to make sure that you don't get

his money, then I will do it.

I don't care how much pain I'm in.

Are you in?

Get your scientist.

Regret on the horizon

Waiting

Eyes I've long forgotten

ANGELICA:
You will receive $1 million

for the procedure...

... and 500,000 every year I survive

for the rest of your life.

Oh, and I will pay for any expenses

that are necessary to perform the procedure.

Freezing a living human being is illegal.

[ANGELICA LAUGHING]

Come on, doctor, who are you kidding?

You froze those human cells for a reason.

Because you knew that it would work.

Now, someone is gonna go down in history

as the person...

...who discovered the secret

to everlasting life...

...and you want that person to be you.

The process is completely experimental.

I'd have to say your chances of surviving

the freezing are fifty-fifty...

...under perfect conditions and...

And given your health...

The odds of me surviving my cancer

without the freezing, doctor...

...are zero.

Dealing with our mortality

is a difficult thing, Miss Vita.

But we all die.

We can't control when or how really...

...but eventually death comes to us all.

Says who...

...exactly?

Those are inappropriate questions

for a doctor, Miss Vita.

I'd be happy to recommend some

of the best therapists in the business.

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