Live Your Dream, Not the American Dream. A family man quits his job to pursue his passion for filmmaking. He and his friends team up to make a documentary about people who pursue their dreams in unique ways.
I came across this documentary reading archived posts on one of my favorite blogs and the idea really struck a chord with me. I could easily relate to 80% of what was shared. This is not a high budget, big production documentary. It looks amazing for what it is though. My only complaints would be that the audio on my copy was "hot" which sounded distorted on my poor tv speakers, the editing in about 3 spots could have been better and the documentary felt like it dragged in a few places. For a first time film director with a limited budget and limited time schedule they did a great job telling their stories and getting their point across. I can't wait to share this with others and I highly recommend everyone watch it at least once.
I wanted to love this movie but I felt it jumped between two movies 1. why they made a movie and 2. the purchase an American dream get in debt movie. The interview editing seemed superficial (it must be hard for your first time interviewing and putting it all together). It was depressing listening to all of the problems. Even the "successes" didn't come through (Pat Flynn) in the interviews. Good try and a huge effort. It is worth watching and I hope everyone is better after this movie.
Good message, but I'm confused. This was like a "making of" or a "behind the scenes" movie about a movie that was never made? Or the movie they kept talking about making is the movie we were actually watching?
This movie was excellent. The individual stories felt genuine. The movie expresses the sentiment that a lot of us have...however, do we have enough audacity to change the course if given a reasonable chance? We tend to be risk adverse and settle for complacency and safety while taking a risk, being bold, might move life towards fulfillment.
Wow... arrived in my life at exactly the right time. Funny how that happens, right? Great stories, and a hugely inspirational film. Well done by ALL, and congratulations to everyone for waking up and making a change!
The documentary gets 4 stars but the message gets 5+ stars. We all need a dose of bravery dealing with uncertainty in our lives. This was inspirational documentary to me and a good reminder we need drop our preconceived ideas of what really makes us happy!!!
I liked it but I felt like it never grabbed my heart like many of these sorts of movies and movements do. I caught a glimpse of Scott Dinsmore and knowing that he has since passed, I wish I knew what he had talked to them about. I also wish they had shown the interview with Joshua Becker. I was surprised that they interviewed Jonathan Fields and didn't mention in the ending how he has an amazing podcast called The Good Life Project. It seemed like the film didn't go deep enough. I think the interviews were ok but some of the people weren't as interesting as I know Scott and Joshua would have been. Good work, though and maybe make a second movie and spend more thoughtful time doing it. Don't skim the surface so much. Dive in!