This is one of the best book adaptations I've ever seen. It benefits from direction coming from the book's author (I forgot his name) and from some additional background information that is not in the book. Engaging and at times surreal, it makes some thoughtful statements about belief and spirituality. Though I was not in full agreement with all of the ideas the story pushes forward, they were respectful and honest. This is one of the better movies I watched in 2012.