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Final Movie review“Minimalism, a documentary about the important things”. A 2016 documentary directedby Matt D’Avella reveals how attachment to physical possessions will not bring happiness. Hededicates the film to provide an alternative lifestyle in which having less will bring you more joyin life.In this documentary, D’Avella reveals how there is something wrong with the world, howHuman identity is no longer defined by what one does. But what one owns. That for the mostpart we all seemingly look for happiness and fulfillment in physical possessions. But that feelingof content will never be found that way. As humans are wired to always want more. D’Avellaoffers an unconventional solution to this by introducing us to the minimalist lifestyle where youstrip off all your unneeded possessions in order to detach from this idea of false fulfillment. Hebetter shows off this idea by documenting the lives of Ryan Nicodemus, and his childhood friendJoshua Fields Millburn. Their lives were radically changed through the belief in minimalism,D’avella is able to document their slow journey of eagerly trying to spread their message.D’avella embarks on a mission to broadcast this little-known subject to the world. It's aninteresting topic, to say the least as not many people know about it.He covers the unknown,through the lives of two ambitious minimalists trying to impact the lives of people in a veryselfless way. When watching this film you get a first-hand view of the journey of theminimalists. From the very start of watching this documentary, you will be hit with the intendedpurpose behind the entire film. Topics like money, physical possessions, and success will not goover your head. One of the more important messages from the documentary focuses on defining“success”. More specifically how Our society defines success as having large amounts of money,nice cars, houses. How in order to be fulfilled and content with the life you need all thesematerialistic things. The film covers the background on the American dream, and how itsdefinition has changed over the years. It used to represent solidarity, financial security whichused to just be a The film emphasizes how over the years fulfillment and purpose in life hasbecome one with physical possession. This film recognizes this flaw and shows a timeline ofhistory and how this faulty idea has only gotten worse over time, things like media, televisionhave only enhanced this idea over time. The film centers around solving this major problem byoffering a solution. This is where Ryan and Joshua come in, the two minimalists. They suggesthow when you live life more simple with only the necessities, every small possession will bringyou joy and happiness. No longer attaching happiness to your possessions but instead being freeto find fulfillment in yourself. For instance, in the documentary various people are interviewed, alot of them being minimalists themselves who share the benefits of living life much more simply

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Pharmacology, Ryan Nicodemus, Adderall, Alison Klayman

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