Soul: Deep or Dumb?

2021-ж., 25-янв.
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Pixar’s Soul might be one of the best films of 2020. While it asks some huge questions about what it takes to live a meaningful life, does it offer any compelling answers? Let’s find out in this Wisecrack Edition on Soul: Deep or Dumb?

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00:00 - Intro
02:12 - Recap
03:10 - Do What You Love
08:29 - Finding Meaning
12:20 - Jazz
13:39 - Conclusion
Written & Hosted by Michael Burns
Directed by Michael Luxemburg
Title Card by Amanda Murphy
Motion Graphics by Riley A.
Editing by Jackson Maher
Produced by Evan Yee

#soul #pixar #wisecrack

© 2021 Wisecrack / Omnia Media, Inc

  • I forgive you.

    J_07_Aryan SoniJ_07_Aryan Soni15 саат мурун
  • Think you totally miss the mark about 22 time on earth…the movie is basically saying life is about the journey and not the destination and the main character was way to focused on the destination, you’ve focused way too much on the job aspect

    Kevon BedfordKevon Bedford23 саат мурун
  • Nothing accidental about it

    Kevon BedfordKevon Bedford23 саат мурун
  • I had the unique experience of seeing this movie for the first time in a psychiatric hospital after having my own existential purpose yanked out from under me. And I thought a lot of the underlying message to be preeeetty deep all things considered.

    AriAri2 күн мурун
  • Dumb

    joao heliojoao helio3 күн мурун
  • Without the word "soul," there couldn't be any religion. All stories are based on what the soul is thinking, and what the soul is doing, and where the soul came from, and where the soul is going after death of the physical body. Fortunes have been made by theologians who taught that the soul is a gift from God, and that women must never have abortions, because abortions offend God's gift to

    June VanDerMarkJune VanDerMark5 күн мурун
  • I wrote the following November 4, 2020 … “They said I was an old soul …They said I was a kind soul …They said I had a fool’s soul …They said I was a lonely soul … They said I was a lost soul … They said I was a wicked soul … They said I had an evil soul. They never once said that I had a saved soul … and when I asked them why … They told me that that was only for God to decide … as they were not supposed to judge.”

    June VanDerMarkJune VanDerMark5 күн мурун
  • I think that the movie could have been greatly improved, by Joe trying to convince 22 to be born, by introducing her to newly deceased souls as they arrive, only to have it backfire horribly.... Joe: "Why don't you ask some of these people to tell you about their lives on Earth? I bet you'll be surprised about how much fun it can be! Watch. (talking to random soul just coming off of the elevator) 'Excuse me. I'm trying to teach my friend here a little bit about what life is like. Can you tell her a bit about it?' " Random soul: "Not really. I choked to death on my own umbilical cord before I was born". (floats off) Joe (talking to 22) : "Um. Well, not everyone gets lucky. Here. let's try this person. (addressing different random soul) "Excuse me, can you tell my friend here what living on Earth is like? " Random soul number 2: "Not really. My own father drowned me right after I was born, because I was a girl". (floats off)' Joe talking to 22: "Um. Well that's actually quite a rare event. Here Let's try this person: (repeats question) Soul number three "I was sold into sexual slavery by my own parents, at age nine, and died in childbirth at age 12". Soul number four: "I died from drinking tainted water, at age three; because my parents were too poor to move to another town". Soul number five: "I had a promising career as a painter, but I was sent to the gas chamber at age 23, on orders by my own government, because of my ethnicity". Soul number six: "I was born with a rare, untreatable, neurodegenerative disease, which caused me to become paralyzed from the waist down by the time that I was in high school, and paralyzed from the neck down, by the time that I was in college. I wanted to die, but my family wouldn't let me; no matter how hard I pleaded. When I tried to stop eating, they force-fed me. When I asked other people to help me die with at least SOME dignity, they just shook their heads, and told my that I just needed to have faith. I was glad when the disease finally progressed to the point where it started to take my mind. Eventually, even the doctors couldn't keep me trapped in that shell. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to lodge a complaint against the so-called "intelligent" designer of my old body. (floats off) Soul number seven: "I was lucky enough to be born to a good, loving, educated, middle-class married couple, and I had a wonderful childhood. Unfortunately, things changed when I entered junior-high. The popular kids in my class, dedicated themselves to spending every hour of every day at school (which was 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, every week, for nearly 10 months of the year, every year) to trying to inflict as much permanent emotional, psychological, and mental damage to me as possible; and my teachers and principal wouldn't do anything to stop it; and my parents wouldn't listen to me, when I begged them to take me out of that living Hell, and home-school me (or at least transfer me to a different school). Then of course, there was the chronic sleep-deprivation, because the school board thought that it was just fine to force a kid whose brain requires 8-12 hours of sleep a night, to run on only 4-6 hours. And the chronic stress from all of the testing (my grades weren't helped by the fact that my sleep-deprived brain couldn't function properly) I committed suicide at age 14". Soul 22: "...Um, yeah, I think that I'm going to pass, on this whole "going down to Earth" thing".

    Cheshire KatCheshire Kat15 күн мурун
  • I personally read the film as not just a commentary about the problems associated with finding your purpose in life through your career, but on a more fundamental level, a critique on the belief that there's some overarching essentialist purpose that you are born with, and that should define your identity and meaning in life. The protagonist holds on to the idea that by achieving this purpose, he will finally be fulfilled as an individual; he sees his lack of success then as moral failure and desperately tries everything he can to reach his goals. But when he does finally get there he finds the experience empty. What this film I think is trying to portray is that the meaning of life doesn't reside in some ultimate purpose that you are destined to fulfil, but the day-to-day aspects of life that you may have access to regardless of your station in life.

    Samuel LaiSamuel Lai17 күн мурун
  • Please never quote Heidegger. He was a zeaolous nazi.

    Fullmetal TranshumanistFullmetal Transhumanist17 күн мурун
  • Bro that rainbow probably looked insane

    Raffi AvedissianRaffi Avedissian20 күн мурун
  • forced - вынужденный desolate - безлюдный to be bummed - быть обломанным (разочарованным) publicize - рекламировать, продвигать, популяризировать parable - притча latter - последний (из двух) set out to - задаться целью, ставить перед собой задачу abyss - пучина, бездна, пропасть recap - резюме, краткое повторение (изложение) moonlight - подрабатывать make a living - зарабатывать на жизнь audition - прослушивание gig - концерт, выступление manhole - канализационный люк pearl - жемчужина pearly gates - райские ворота in time for - вовремя all the while - все это время IE - то есть give up on - отказываться, забивать fledgling - неоперившийся equate - отождествлять given - с учетом, принимая во внимание dismay - сожаление, разочарование, тревога stake - ставка

    Александр ШушаковАлександр Шушаков22 күн мурун
  • Please tell me where to get that hat!!

    Ian HirschIan Hirsch26 күн мурун
  • What job he chooses doesn’t matter, that’s why they don’t tell us. Living is a joy in and of itself, and that’s bigger than anyone’s career path.

    Blake FBlake F28 күн мурун
  • Wisecrack's Deep or Dumb series: Deep or Dumb?

    Paula ReverbelPaula ReverbelАй мурун
  • All Meaning is a construct. You have the power to create whatever meaning you want in anything.

    Higher MindHigher MindАй мурун
  • Anyway, this movie is the best movie in my life, it's even better than Inside Out!

    Isabella RosaIsabella RosaАй мурун
  • I think there should be a sequel this coming April, May, or even June, the month of my birthday. Here is my idea: Title - Soul 2: A Whole New Great Before CHARACTERS: Joe (voiced by Jamie Foxx) 22 (voiced by Tina Fey) Scarlett, Joe and 22's 2nd daughter (voiced by Scarlett Johnson) Young Scarlett (voiced by Millie Davis) Nyoda, Joe and 22's 1st daughter (voiced by Catherine O'Hara) Young Nyoda (voiced by Emily Delahunty) Alessandra, Joe and 22's 3rd daughter (voiced by Danielle Rose Russel) Young Alessandra (voiced by Elle McKinnon) Terry (voiced by Rachel House) The Jerrys (unknown voices) Beene, the new antagonist/villain (voiced by Lana Parrilla) Fluffy, a talking skateboard created by Nyoda's crystalizing powers (unknown voice ABOUT THE MOVIE (forgive me if Soul 2 won't make sense with Soul 1): 22 is our new protagonist in the movie, who is now in Tina Fey's body. She now has a passion for music like Joe, only singing and not Jazz. She and Joe now have 3 daughters: Nyoda, Scarlett, and Alessandra (all in order of birth). Nyoda has special powers to crystalize dangerous weapons, like bombs, and stop them from affecting people. Somehow, when we get to two-thirds of the movie being finished, some of Nyoda's powers float into 22, and 22 gets some powers, too. When Nyoda gets captured by our evil Beene, it's all up to 22 to stand up to Beene and stop her from killing Nyoda. Although she is too overprotective of her new family, 22 cares about her children and tries her best to protect them. Beene, our antagonist, is supposed to be in charge of sending souls to the Great Beyond, but she has a nerve on the Gardener family and tries to take over them. Will 22 have a chance to stop her, or will it be too late? Here is my email address to reply: Thank you

    Isabella RosaIsabella RosaАй мурун
  • To maintain simple joy, you don't do what you love all the time, but you find things to love about what you do. Consider the simple task of sweeping the floor. Can be considered monotonous, never ending, beneath our time. But when you get into the rythm and mastery of skill, you can achieve the state of flow, that anchor on the moment. That is the happiness we can achieve and maintain, one we can find if we have the mindset.

    samuel reesesamuel reeseАй мурун
  • My first thought was: this is a movie about how millennials are depressed because they don't have hobbies and then capitalism stealing our ability to have hobbies (it needs to produce and "matter")...

    Vitoria Faccin-HermanVitoria Faccin-HermanАй мурун
  • This movie is a total bait and switch, and not in a good way. It's like showing up to what you thought was going to be a fun birthday party and then being side-swiped with an intervention. This is the movie equivalent of someone asking you to think about your own mortality while force feeding you cotton candy. Total garbage.

    Stinky WhizzletoothStinky WhizzletoothАй мурун
  • I wonder whats Giridharadas’ take on this movie 🤔

    ayhdiv84ayhdiv84Ай мурун
  • I was so scared that you guys said this was somewhat dumb because I Saw this on lockdown with my girlfriend of three years and I cried my ass off at the end... I proposed to her 2 weeks ago and haven't felt Unfulfilled any second ever since even though I had questions and fears about a lifetime with the same person, is that love? is

    Edgar NavarroEdgar NavarroАй мурун
  • I'm baffled by the evalutaion being "deep-ish". Holliwood has worked so hard to indoctrinate the notion of people having a calling and a life-purpose, that it's pretty refreshing to see a message more down to earth. The part about not necessarily doing what you thought you were "born" to do especially resonated with me, and I think has a valuable lesson for a lot of people. You can have a deep talent and yet have society, your geolocation, nationality or even your parents block your way to live for that talent. So most of us have a job that may makes some use of that talent, but doesn't facilitate using it to its full potential. Does that mean that you have failed in fulfilling your life purpose? Only if you define your life purpose by your talents. And once you consider this, you realise what a stupid message it is to reduce your life purpose to doing the thing you're talented at to make a living. So I applaud drawing attention to this flawed message, even if the execution could have been more sophisticated. But hey, we're, theoretically, talking about a film for kids.

    BZJoQuBZJoQuАй мурун
  • อเมริกา

    นะโม กรรณ์เผือกนะโม กรรณ์เผือกАй мурун
  • All sympathizers of Disney and Pixar: you are too late for Soul's victory was empty due to being religiously blasphemous against God. Everyone, destroy your Disney+ subscriptions for Disney has made everyone brainless, dumb and naive. Go for the mature, adult, intelligent and realistic content Netflix and HBO Max offers All Christians and Catholics, rejoice for the true hard-earned victory God has given to Wolfwakers. Let this be a lesson Disney and Pixar should learn not to be complacent, repetitive, predictable and stagnant. @Pixar , @Walt Disney Animation Studios , @Walt Disney Studios , @DisneyMusicVEVO EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT. All Yeagerists in r/titanfolk and the AOT fanbase, dedicate your hearts to spread this awareness.

    Marcus ChengMarcus ChengАй мурун
  • Mmm... deep-ish pizza

    Invisible+InkInvisible+InkАй мурун
  • I LOVE YOUR CONTENT!!!! Have you heard of Saga? It's a really weird sci-fi comic with a niche but faithful following. Please, help me determine if it's deep or dumb!

    Vilmarie HernandezVilmarie HernandezАй мурун
  • Thanks so much for the video!!! References to the philosophers are amazing! Please let the book list next time! Thanks so much again! Great video!

    Александра ПоповаАлександра ПоповаАй мурун
  • I think it's just deep? If Joe had accepted the job and opened himself more to other aspects of his life, or even to the class itself, (I mean, there was that girl that loved playing but was dismissive about it and he barely tries to coax it out of her, and the drummer that gives him the gig certainly enjoyed his classes too), I'm sure he would have started living too. It's great that he joined a band like he wanted to, but he actually fails to appreciate it until the ocean parable. The movie definitely addresses the issues with "do what you love" or that people have this set passion they need to follow. Anyway, great movie :)

    Andre VieiraAndre VieiraАй мурун
  • Graphics are Cars 3 level. so realistic, made me wonder if some backgrounds were real or drawn. mind blown

    SkyLineR34GTRSkyLineR34GTRАй мурун
  • I watched both wonder woman 1984 and soul and they are both awesome movies and I love them I watched wonder woman 84 in the movie theater highly suggest both

    Not Peachy KeenNot Peachy KeenАй мурун
  • I’m an art student and a musician - naturally that comes up a lot when people are trying to describe me While that is what others see of me and what I enjoy doing and am good at I don’t really see art as like what defines me

    Sage BaulandSage BaulandАй мурун
  • Wasn't deep But was a good watch interpretation of the before was cool. Learning to love life with its downs and disappointments Really liked it

    AHariceAHariceАй мурун
  • The message of this movie only works on a first world country xdxd

    César AugustoCésar AugustoАй мурун
  • This an elaborate of saying, "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket?"

    zheahrazheahraАй мурун
  • deep or dumb? Wrong question to answer.

    GeoffreyvexerGeoffreyvexerАй мурун
  • It's dumb

    David MurraDavid Murra2 ай мурун
  • I definitely cried at the end of that movie. A brilliant film

    thebaejazellethebaejazelle2 ай мурун
  • Boring.

    willbe backwillbe back2 ай мурун
  • Life is to be enjoyed it isnt about one thing and going after it, if you love something do it but dont be so obssessed u are trying to make a career out of it cause in the end if u do get to it and make it how long did it take u and what did u give up, friends, loved ones, a relationship or going to amusement parks with friends, enjoy life u only get one dont waste it for one thing, but thats my opinion everyone has their own ways of living life just enjoy it it's the journey not the destination

    TheUnholyGamerTheUnholyGamer2 ай мурун
  • DEEP

    Colin DruckerColin Drucker2 ай мурун
  • Jared smh...

    Dima MelihovDima Melihov2 ай мурун
  • I saw the water quote as her basically telling him he's wishing and wishing that he could play jazz when... He's already playing jazz. Just like the fish wishes he could be in the ocean because all he sees is water, he's playing jazz brilliantly now but he's so focused on getting to 'the ocean' (making it his career) that he can't stop and enjoy the world and the art around him.

    Farrah Alice BlackFarrah Alice Black2 ай мурун
  • I think the analysis you ran here is good, but the deep vs dumb conversation is over complicating the thesis of the movie from what I saw. For me the thesis of this movie was that the meaning of life is to have spark. And spark isn’t the narrative that life teaches us “what do you want to be when you grow up” but rather spark is just a joy for and enjoyment of life. It is the ability to see the joy in an activity. From being a barber to playing music to watching the leaves fall from a tree to eating greasy food. The inherent belief that things are good, a belief that is drained from us in the process of growing up. Which is why those badges don’t specify what the thing that caused “spark” when the souls are ready for earth. It’s also why 22 was stoped because how can you have joy Spark is just a love for life. It’s the antithesis of depression. Spark is also different from happiness. To provide an analogy, spark is what gets your car started. You still need to fill the car up with gas, and have a plan, and a destination. But spark is the bolt of electricity that make you human and ready to go out into the world. On a side note, this movie also touches on the incredibly deep concept of “flow” a premise you completely missed in the analysis. Flow being a topic I would have wished there was more time dedicated to.

    Ryan LaniganRyan Lanigan2 ай мурун
  • Love your analysis, I’m rly glad to see that y’all also saw the themes I thought I was seeing. I disagree that it’s “accidentally” deep. The themes seem pretty intentionally placed, for example the quote about the water and the ocean. Also I see the on earth situations as less about accepting your station, more about knowing that earth is shitty but you can remain present and make something beautiful out of a seemingly shitty situation. What I love about the barber situation is that he is genuinely great at his job and enjoys doing it, and it’s ok that he’s not a vet. I’m curious how y’all see it as accidental rather than intentional.

    Dominique LyewDominique Lyew2 ай мурун
  • It's a bit dismissive to say that the one of the messages of the film is "to make the most of it" if we don't get our dream job. The sad truth is that not everybody will get their dream job, no matter how we want to, no matter the efforts we put into it, and no matter what movies say. What become of the people who don't get it? Do their lives have no meaning or value? Work is a big part of our lives, but it's not all of it, and it doesn't have to be the most important part of it either. It's very convenient for capitalist societies to maintain that view, so that people put all their energies into getting their dream jobs or at least try to imagine that they like doing what they do for a living, or at least attach their value to it. What I think the movie is trying to say is that, despite the fact that passion in work is a very desirable thing, passion doesn't have to be linked to work, and can be found elsewhere.

    Rym MokhtariRym Mokhtari2 ай мурун
  • So I came back to this video because I just noticed... you guys have yet to do a Deep or Dumb on Kingdom Hearts 🤔

    NeWorld FoolNeWorld Fool2 ай мурун
  • Be careful what you wish for just might get it.

    Michael AngztekMichael Angztek2 ай мурун
  • Thrownness... we can’t choose to be rich or any race when we are born so maybe it’s something to it... “ life is not as serious as the mind makes it out to be”

    Rich StarRich Star2 ай мурун
  • Remember he got the gig he was looking for and it didn’t measure up to what he thought it should’ve been...

    Rich StarRich Star2 ай мурун
  • Damn it!!! i thought this was thenone for the Hair loss product! danm!!!!

    Lobotzin Diego antes Ness LopezLobotzin Diego antes Ness Lopez2 ай мурун
  • I rather be that 🐈

    Kev NguKev Ngu2 ай мурун
  • I think Ferris Bueller is the self-realization that this movie is going for.

    Sketchy GetcheySketchy Getchey2 ай мурун
  • I found this analysis really insightful and entertaining. I would also maybe add that I thought Joe turning into a cat was more symbolic than entertaining. I think it may hit on a fundamental difference between humans and animals, which is our different relationships with the search for purpose. Animals are wired with certain instincts and are generally less complex organisms cognitively, and as a result don’t really struggle with finding something to fulfill a need for meaning. Humans such as Joe however are the opposite, and feel the constant need to live out what they only hope to be their true role in the world. But as the video expressed, this dichotomy somewhat misses the entire point: that as perceiving organisms, we don’t necessarily even have a singular purpose in life but are instead meant to experience our full range of capabilities and emotions.

    Abie HershAbie Hersh2 ай мурун
  • Its dumb. An Inside Out clone honestly. I'd just stick with Toy Story honestly.

    Firelord AangFirelord Aang2 ай мурун
  • 22's gonna reconsider her outlook on earth once she realizes she's fallen into Xinjiang China

    matthewmatthew638matthewmatthew6382 ай мурун
  • The video Completely forgot the scene where one of Joe's students goes to him while 22 is in his body. She wants to give up on music but 22 talks to her and she decides to keep on. That's the moment when the movie matches the theme of the importance of enjoying life through changing other people's live and showing that his former jobs wasn't that bad. The movie is not just showing us that we should accept our jobs because "Simple things and walk in the park are great no matter how bad your job is" but instead showing that he was already doing a great job in changing those kid's live through music, witch is his passion in the first place.

    Heriberto EstolanoHeriberto Estolano2 ай мурун
  • This channel has sure devolved or regressed into just another whining negative rat hole without as much much depth as before. It all started with dumb GoT vid

    DemitrizDemitriz2 ай мурун
  • Reminds me of a book: The Meaning of Life by Terry Eagleton

    Cletus YeskCletus Yesk2 ай мурун
  • sorry, bud. miss jared.

    massabrancamassabranca2 ай мурун
  • Would you consider Future Man for a "Deep or Dumb," video? I thought it was dumb (but entertaining) when I first started watching, but now I'm not so sure.

    Tinker GnomadTinker Gnomad2 ай мурун
  • It’s amusing how the general consensus is that the afterverese portion of the movie is more interesting than the Earth portion given that it’s also posses more challenging questions. That said, the barber shop scene is now one of my favorite Pixar scenes.

    Travis CaddieTravis Caddie2 ай мурун
  • For the algorithm.

    BB2 ай мурун
  • The movie is about enjoying being alive. Like how souls can't taste food or can't feel touch. All the things we only experience when we are human, that should be the goal of life. Any passion or dreams that you have,you can go after them because now you are alive and capable of going after anything you want. That's why pursuing passion is fun,it makes you feel alive. Anything that makes you feel alive is the meaning of our lives. It doesn’t have to be your work which gives you meaning. You enjoining all the stuff out there which you can ONLY enjoy when You're alive,is all that matters in the end

    Keep SmilingKeep Smiling2 ай мурун
  • Please make a deep or dumb for the Shaggs album "Philosophy of the World"

    Caleb BenedictCaleb Benedict2 ай мурун
  • if you look it at it from 22s point of view the movie seems to touch on depression in the way that people can be so wrapped up in their own lives and their wants like Joe, they don't always recognize the signs of depression in others. Almost everything 22 says is something a depressed person would say to themselves. She doesn't want to live because she can't see the point in life. It's a kids movie so instead of a living person saying they want to die, it's an unborn soul saying they don't want to be born. Either way it's someone who doesn't want to live. Depression consumes and clouds the mind which are the lost souls. They make this point by highlighting Joes issue while making the things 22 says cute and at times funny. The big payoff and understanding is at the end, which I'm not a fan of. I live with depression and noticed everything I think to myself being said in a way that made my kids laugh while making me feel like crap. It's a childrens movie so their plot of showing at the end was predictable. My take makes sense to me but I feel it went over other peoples heads, which you don't want in a movie.

    Chris TopherChris Topher2 ай мурун
  • It isn’t about settling. It is honouring your job even if it isn’t what you wanted. You can work forward but not at the expense of everything and see honour in all work.

    jennifer poguejennifer pogue2 ай мурун
  • this feels like communist propaganda

    Left LegLeft Leg2 ай мурун
  • For some life isn’t beautiful at all. What happens to the souls that end up in impoverished India or Ugyur Muslim camps to get there organs harvested. Not to be a downer but sometimes people’s lots in life aren’t great. Of course this feel good movie is great for discontent Americans who have so much freedom and liberty that we have zero gratitude for, but for the rest of the world, they are just trying to survive. I think it’s kind of ironic that 22 ends up being sent to the Eastern hemisphere, far removed from the life that 22 experienced with Joe. But maybe I’m a pessimist. Maybe 22 will live a fulfilling life instead of focusing on passions, or maybe 22 will struggle everyday for survival. Is it deep, then be real, let’s talk about the most universal condition of life, suffering. It is guaranteed no matter who or what you are. Tell that to all the floating blue bubbles.

    J PJ P2 ай мурун
  • Those criticizing millennials are frustrated assholes. I love the millenials, they are doing way better; an optimistic future of real people, not maniacs traumatized by their meaningless marriage and work. Avocados are very healthy. My generation of boomers is nasty !

    Gustavo AlvesGustavo Alves2 ай мурун
  • This movie deserves 5/10 rating

    Oel DaveOel Dave2 ай мурун
  • The do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life is a lie. This is because you when you like what you enjoy to something you have to do it starts to become a chore. Thanks to our modern world a lot of people get to experience this through Free two play games. At first the game is something you enjoy but then thanks to daily bonus and other timed gates it slowly becomes a chore that you are doing for habit rather than actually have fun. This happens with the job because it's a struggle to get into whatever field it is and then once you are in you have to maintain a curtain level excellence if not improve upon it so you don't get canned in favor of someone better. It goes matter if you work for yourself or a big company as you'll always have to answer to someone be it customers you directly serve or boss above you. This constant need to deliver can easily turn something you were passionate about into something you hate, just look at the behind the scenes documentaries on a lot of entertainment as well as the number of people who burn out. With this saying I kind of suspect this might be another case of things getting twisted. Much like Darwin's statement that "It's NOT the strongest of the species that survives, it's the one most adaptable to change." was instead shortened to Survival of the Fittest by those looking to push a social agenda. In this case I've seen what I suspect is the original quote, or at least the original intention which is "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life." which was changed to "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life." While they sound similar the structure makes it so they have completely different meanings. The first is that of if you enjoy your work then it won't seem like work as it's something you like to do. While also perhaps implying you should try to find the joy what you do. Where as the second implies you should actively seek out doing what you love and somehow you won't need to work, as if success was guaranteed. This sort of thing though seems to happen a lot as the game of telephone plays out, where one person hears something and misunderstands it choosing to rephrase it and thus change it's meaning, followed by someone else doing to same, and so on until the original meaning and intent is lost among the sea of misinterpretations.

    PyroMancer2kPyroMancer2k2 ай мурун
  • I thought that the ending of the movie was basically an explanation of that fish story. Something you said at the end. Joe thought that smashing that audition and landing a gig with respected, famous jazz players, will give him happiness. He thought that happiness is hidden behind something grand. It's the same with us. We think that in order to be happy, we need to be famous, rich, find a cure for cancer. That is has to be something extraordinary. Fish didn't want a lake or a sea. Fish wanted an ocean. Joe didn't want some teacher job or home schooling. He wanted to play in a gig with famous players. He got it and he didn't feel as happy as he thought he will be. Both fish and Joe failed to understand that what they were looking for was always around them. The movie is basically a journey to realization that you were looking for water, not ocean. And it doesn't mean that Joe will know accept the job as a teacher or that he can live in unsanitary conditions or somewhere under the bridge, naked, at peace and harmony with nature because an animated movie said happiness is everywhere. No. You still can be famous and rich if that's what you want to. Go for it. But don't go for it thinking it will make you happy. It won't. Happiness is everywhere, in simple things and activities and in grand things and activities. Don't become rich or famous to be happy. It's not a precondition to be happy. Do it because you want to. Living and feeling - that's happiness.

    Krzysztof CzajkaKrzysztof Czajka2 ай мурун
  • “Jazz musicians emphasize winging it over complicated chord changes” *laughs in bebop*

    Just a MustacheJust a Mustache2 ай мурун
  • It Deep to me

    FOOD UwUFOOD UwU2 ай мурун
  • I hated this whole cat bullshit and made a loooong groan. Like why tf do we need this saturday morning cartoon plot with the old switcheroo? Every Pixar film takes a wrong turn whenever it goes to the next act.

    Stiv64Stiv642 ай мурун
  • Hey, team Wisecrack. Quick question, what convinces you all that the philosophical beats in the film occured by accident? Is there something that helped you realize that philosophy of the film is pure happenstance?

    Benny AlvesBenny Alves2 ай мурун
  • In short every life has a set destination but the beauty of life isn't the destination it's the journey. Enjoy the journey to fullest.

    J MJ M2 ай мурун
    • Which is Protestant

      RazorO2ProductionsRazorO2ProductionsАй мурун
    • That’s predestination

      RazorO2ProductionsRazorO2ProductionsАй мурун
  • Careerism is insane. I’ve met many careerists and they’ve almost all been sad, narrow, shortsighted people. But it’s ALSO not good to ‘just resign yourself to meaningless work.’ Life is just about other things, which every single person who influenced our society says, yet we ignore that message everyday. Socrates called it virtue, Jesus called it salvation, Buddha called it wisdom. None of these things relate to “becoming the worlds best trumpet salesman” and crap like that.

    ShamshiriShamshiri2 ай мурун
  • "I love the jerry characters and the Ocean story from the jazz lady, and the spiritual theme between lost souls and being zoned out" btw the ocean metaphor is about looking for something out and beyond meanwhile its been out in front of you the whole time

    Seen it purpleSeen it purple2 ай мурун
  • Sorry man, but passion is great you just not know how to be healthy, you guys are over sensitive

    • I am doing fine as an artist and is healthy and happy

  • Be Here Now.

    KindHrt77KindHrt772 ай мурун
  • Is it just me that thinks the You Seminar is a metaphor for the school system. They toss into a bundle of “passions” in hopes you will catch one of them, while making you feel worthless if you can’t catch any. But the problem is the souls/students in the You Seminar/School is only given the theoretical aspect of the passion. “How do I know what I like to do, if I never get to experience it on earth(real life) full hand”, 22.(this quote may be a bit misquoted) One example that comes to mind is the pizza. You get to see it but never taste it, making it seem boring in first look. But once you tasted it, you immediately found it amazing. Maybe the school system could reflect on this.

    Noah LieNoah Lie2 ай мурун
  • I enjoyed this analysis very much. I also have enjoyed the movie Soul many times. I have kids and this one is very emotional and causes some introspection for us dumb parents in the room.

    I Am JimI Am Jim3 ай мурун
  • Guess Im selfish

    BadboyDCXBadboyDCX3 ай мурун
  • Joe's spark is music, but that's not his purpose, which is to inspire, that's why he's a teacher and is able to help 22. But he thinks music is his purpose, and that's why he doesn't feel fullfiled after playing with Dorothea, because he was already living for music... Thanx!!!

    PD ZombiePD Zombie3 ай мурун
  • amazing analysis in general, but an especially nice understanding and explanation of 22

    Jonas AmayaJonas Amaya3 ай мурун
  • Isn't the lack of acknowledgement for material things like work and economic constraints that interfere with our ability to express ourselves and "live", kind of saying that our material constraints somehow don't matter and blames our suffering on individual resilience. That i can't look over, like i feel the message they wanted to send was cheap and kind of didn't work with the character's issues

    Electric SquidXDElectric SquidXD3 ай мурун
  • I’m not gonna lie but this movie really triggered me. I can’t bring myself to watch it again. You know at the end when 22 becomes a lost soul? That’s exactly how I feel whenever I have anxiety/panic attacks. Or when my depression is bad. That scene broke my heart. Literally ripped it in two. 😭😢

    B LcB Lc3 ай мурун
  • So wrt. the first point. It seems the movie tries to emphasize that the meaning of life is never to be found in a single aspect of it, but is instead a goal best reached by a balanced life, where everything which serves it is given proper attention. This also implies that it is not found down a particular road, which if not taken means one is doomed to at meaningless life, but that it can be found on several roads all serving the purpose of life in different ways. This is not to say that meaning can be found in anything, but that it can be found in several things, which depend on where you are in your life, much like how the optimal way to play in jazz, varies as the rest of the band changes. So yes, you may have a spark, but it isnt the pupose of your life in itself, and there is never only one way of cultivating it, and the optimal way of doing so will vary across life.

    LincolnLincoln3 ай мурун
  • Deep? If you're a quirky 14 year old maybe...

    Bungie CrimesBungie Crimes3 ай мурун
  • attack on titan please

    son nguyenson nguyen3 ай мурун
  • I think the movie is a good counter to our hustle culture. I find my work fulfilling but I don’t LIKE working and I always find it so cringy when people talk about “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

    KittySnickerKittySnicker3 ай мурун
  • Gotta be honest: this was a strangely underwhelming movie... and I second that when 22 actually gets born, she will find... well, pizza rats and the mad struggle for gainful employment...

    5pid3rman805pid3rman803 ай мурун
    • @Chascoso ahh... you got more out of it than I did, for sure!

      5pid3rman805pid3rman802 ай мурун
    • You never know. She mightve been something big or something small but meaningful to her. She never experienced those things fyi she had to watch others enjoy those experiences. So it's only natural that something as small as pizza gets her excited. But that's what the film is about. Altho it's a little generalized.

      ChascosoChascoso2 ай мурун
  • I guess this is like a philosophy of video. But not really

    Malik SatiaMalik Satia3 ай мурун
  • GUYYYYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I miss Jared. This is garbage. 🙇🏻‍♂️

    The Kalina BrothersThe Kalina Brothers3 ай мурун
  • Nerd Writer sent me.

    Cali ElaineCali Elaine3 ай мурун
  • Or just SOULless, run of the mill Pixar garbage horribly disguised as "progressive"

    Whitebolls92Whitebolls923 ай мурун
  • I'd never really understand the American work ethnic, as it always comes across as a cheap exuse of employers to treat their employees like shit. You can't really complain about your dreams coming true, can you? In my culture your job is a mixture of what you're good at, what you're interested in, if you can afford your desired life standard with the payment and if you're oke with the circumstances (I.e shifts, possible moving a lot or not, being outside/inside). And this is hard enough to figure out. But the idea to choose one thing amongst all your interest as "spark" and having this as career no matter the requirements, the circumstances hell the payment? I wouldn't have anything like this. I'd probably get a burn out just figuring that out.

    Katinka RaabKatinka Raab3 ай мурун