Soul-searching, meaningless and time-wasting pseudism from a soul-searching, meaningless and pseudy director. If the message of this film is to brand all those who offer alternatives to organised religion as posers and nutcases, then it should do it with more honesty. It is hard for me to convey to you, dear reader, the extent of the sheer pointless waste of money this film represents. The plot does not exist, the characters are so unbelievable that they simply never materialise as individuals. Whatever the message of the distracted director may be, the result is a cowardly and intellectually bankrupt justification for this trite and tiresome exposure of his own vanity and inability to present, discuss and expand potentially interesting issues. I would have given it a 1/10 rating had it not been for Dustin Hoffman's presence, but even that was so limp I cannot manage more than 2/10. Watch it if your head is empty - or alternatively, pour water in your ears - you will end up more enlightened.