There are many moments which are quite funny. There is much that is quite moving. One of the best parts of this movie is the student-teacher relationship between Dan and Socrates, his mentor. I saw it last night at a preview screening, and I was very pleased, and very moved, by it. Dan Millman is a gifted young athlete bound for Olympic gold who will do anything to be the best. A gifted young athlete, bound for Olympic gold, Dan has it all: trophies, talent, and all the women he wants.Next
If you've read the book, you know its central lesson is learning how to live in the moment. Driven by success, Dan has got it all: trophies, fast motorcycles, fast girls, and wild parties. But Dan's world is turned upside down when he meets a mysterious stranger in a gas station who holds the power to tap into new worlds of strength and understanding. Dan Millman has it all: good grades, a shot at the Olympic team on the rings and girls lining up for the handsome Berkely college athlete all teams mates look up to with envy. If you are at all open to the real story in the film, you will not walk out of the theater thinking only of your next snack. But after a life-changing event, Dan comes to rely on Socrates Nick Nolte , a mysterious stranger, and Joy Amy Smart , an elusive young woman, to teach him the secret to overcome incredible odds and tap into new worlds of strength and understanding. Dan Milliman, the main character, is living the good life: he's one of the best athletes on the team, popular with the girls, still gets excellent grades.Next
And for fans of the book like me -- and people who've never read it -- this film delivers. There is not a classic battle between good guys and bad guys here. Only one man shakes his confidence, an anonymous night gas station attendant, who like Socrates, keeps questioning every assumption in his life. The movie itself was sad, but at the same time, inspiring. Peaceful Warrior is that rare film that manages to be hugely inspirational without being cheesy. In the end, the point of this movie is not whether he reaches his goal or not, but the process of going there, and thats what makes this movie worthwhile.
Rather it gives us some tools and insight to deal with the conflicts within ourselves. The message is profound and important. And the feeling one has when one walks out of the theater-- of wanting to seize every moment that life offers you-- is a feeling that we don't get often enough. Nick Nolte's performance as Socrates is one of the best he's ever given. When he meets his mentor, he goes through an entire mental cleansing that is portrayed with humor and poignancy. Now Socrates's life coaching is to make or break Dan's revised ambition.Next
Filled with memorable aphorisms, the book is part novel, part autobiography, and part spiritual guidebook -- and I have to admit that I was nervous about how the book would translate to the big screen. But I was lucky enough to catch an advance screening of the film. I hope that many, many people get to see this film. Then a traffic crash shatters Dan's legs, and his bright future. .Next
Yet, in a strange way, he's not entirely satisfied with his life, and you can see that the way he is living isn't good for his well-being. Synopsis Dan Millman has it all: good grades, a shot at the Olympic team on the rings and girls lining up for the handsome Berkely college athlete all teams mates look up to with envy. Scott Mechlowicz does a great job showing us the transformation of Dan Millman. An inspirational and triumphant film about the power of the human spirit, Peaceful Warrior is the incredible true story based on Dan Millman's bestselling novel. This movie hits home because it almost portrays the classic American Dream and the many people who chase it. Of course, I'm a Bruin, so maybe I could tell the differences more. .
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