Therapist Reacts to SOUL

3 Apr 2021
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What do you do when you either don't know your purpose or feel like you can't live up to it? Joe Gardner and 22 seem to be opposites - one fears life, and the other fears death - but they really struggle with the same fear: failure. Something a lot of us can relate to.
Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright discuss Pixar's SOUL, a movie Alan very much relates to (and therefore many tears are shed). They talk about living a fulfilling life, family relationships, and the beautiful design and music in this film.
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Written by: Megan Seawright, Jonathan Decker and Alan Seawright
Produced by: Jonathan Decker, Megan Seawright & Alan Seawright
Edited by: Alan Seawright
Director of Photography: Bradley Olsen
English Transcription by: Anna Preis

  • Get details on our Cinema Therapy Heroes MEMBERSHIP SITE, including extended commercial-free episodes, relationship courses, virtual hangouts with Alan and Jonathan, and more!

    Cinema TherapyCinema TherapyVor 13 Tage
    • "The meaning of life is to give life meaning." -- Viktor E Frankl

      Allen DishmanAllen DishmanVor Tag
    • Oh man. I would love it if you guys reviewed Hannibal (the TV show). That would be amazing

      Tauriel Daughter of MirkwoodTauriel Daughter of MirkwoodVor 5 Tage
    • @Po Lani Discord Gang, Discord Gang, Discord Gang!!

      WindklangWindklangVor 5 Tage
    • You should react to Thoroughbreds (2018) and the rare occurrence of the “selfless sociopath” (for lack of a better word).

      Hillhouse ProductionsHillhouse ProductionsVor 6 Tage
    • Could you react to Mulan

      Naleisha DurantNaleisha DurantVor 6 Tage
  • I love this channel so much and how emotions are expressed and talked about gives me a feeling of inspiration and comfort.

    Diddly DinoDiddly DinoVor 6 Minuten
  • Ok so here’s the thing I’m very passionate about gaming and animation and I’m working on becoming a game developer and animator myself And growing up i was always unsure on what I wanted to do with my life it wasn’t until I was 15 that I found my passion and sometimes I step back from my creative projects and I just do what makes me happy rather that be playing video games or watching cartoons or even watching movies or drawing the point is life isn’t always about the bigger picture sometimes it’s about relaxing and enjoying the little things in life

    PixelaGames2000PixelaGames2000Vor Stunde
  • I was diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression yesterday and you guys help me a lot. Hopefully I will be strong enough to overcome this.

    Jeanne GauthierJeanne GauthierVor 2 Stunden
  • Even if you can't make movies, you do make videos. Ones like this that you can express yourself in, so openly to millions at a time. They may not be an hour and 45mins long but even the greatest/not so greatest people grow bit by bit. Use these to form something you wanna see, something that sparks your emotions. You may have the popcorn during showtime but we'll be here too.

    phylecia wigginsphylecia wigginsVor 3 Stunden
  • #cryingwithalan is so real. Thank you for sharing!

    Narcisa BudaNarcisa BudaVor 3 Stunden
  • I actually really liked Soul, I think it's one of the better Pixar movies

    JSMusicJSMusicVor 3 Stunden
  • I can‘t put into words how grateful I am for your videos! You‘re so pure and not afraid to show your vulnerability and that is soooo precious! Thank you both for these amazing videos!

    Andie KatzeAndie KatzeVor 3 Stunden
  • Here I am #CryingWithAlan

    NoobPlaysNoobPlaysVor 3 Stunden
  • “It’s not the act of doing the things you’re passionate about, it’s the act of experiencing the passion”. - Jon Carlin

    Tortilla JoeTortilla JoeVor 4 Stunden
  • Wow. I wasn't expecting that. I cried to because well that's exactly what happened with me and my mom! My dad is a musician (not professionally, but he is the pianist at the church) and well since I'm a kid, music is what heal my soul like nothing else. I would be miserable without it. And when I was very young (between 7 year old and 10 year old) I went to my mom and said with a big smile : "Mom I know what I want to be! I want to be a musician!" And I meant it. But she...told me something alone the line of "You can't do it because you have poor skills at music and you're not good enough". She still pressured me so I would play piano for the church and keep playing to keep my musical gift, but outside of that... yeah. The fact that my own mom (and other people in the family)kept telling me the same thing...I kept listening to music everyday and losing myself into it(I still do) But...I played piano less and less...and I stoped playing...and everytime I loose myself and don't know what to do with my live everytime I look into myself it's the same core. I just love music. But I lost so many years and opportunities. I'm almost 21 year old and I will try studies in the social field to see if that makes me happy too. But yeah. I wish my family was more supportive

    Amelie PAGEAmelie PAGEVor 4 Stunden
  • Kinda on the same situation. I always thought I was only good at drawing, but everyone told me there was no future making comics. Wich yeah, is extremely hard, but that's not the point. My point is, drawing was not my purpose, it was just the main way I expressed myself. I'm good at telling stories and communicate with people, I started talking about my struggles on my social medias and I was shocked how much people felt comforted by that. Now I'm 25, studying communication at uni and having a serious take on art, with the fear of being late, but still I see many new possibilities

    Chiara AtzoriChiara AtzoriVor 5 Stunden
  • thank you!! Your videos always make my day. Your insightfulness, your compassion, your vunerability, your lovely little anecdotes make them feel so cosy and wonderfully human. They really leave me carrying a warmth and contemplating for days, in a way I usually only feel after a good film. I hope this makes some sense bc I normally struggle saying this stuff but you inspired me. So yeah thanks :)

    amélieamélieVor 9 Stunden
  • never thought i needed to be called a special meat sack.... thxs

    Pedro AnimaçõesPedro AnimaçõesVor 12 Stunden
  • The joy is in the journey, your purpose is to have fun. :)

    Summer BrotmanSummer BrotmanVor 14 Stunden
  • Thank you for being vulnerable. Thank you for just being you. :)

    Summer BrotmanSummer BrotmanVor 14 Stunden
  • Could you please make a video about "Joker" the 2019 film?

    Lyla FranksLyla FranksVor 14 Stunden
    • It's coming soon! Already shot the episode, just working on the edit.

      Cinema TherapyCinema TherapyVor 10 Stunden
  • Please do finding nemo for Father’s Day or something

    Jesse RossJesse RossVor 15 Stunden
  • Therapist reacts to Coraline?

    Hell Thief Chrolo SnowHell Thief Chrolo SnowVor 16 Stunden
  • I was wondering.. do you guys ever plan to or want to react to She-ra? It's a 5 seasons (52 episodes- S1-13; S2-7; S3-6; S4-13; S5-13) long animated show and it deals with some really heavy mental stuff (abuse, trauma, hero complex, manipulation, authentic self, pontentionally bpd), I think it would be worth your time, if you're interested. I would love to see it! I think everyone could learn a great deal from it! Also love your videos, keep up the great work guys! :DD

    Barbara BraskóBarbara BraskóVor 16 Stunden
  • Jonathan is right, Alan. You've done so much good with this channel and being who you are. I'm really grateful I can come here to watch your content and be vulnerable with you guys. Thank you.

    GrechStudiosGrechStudiosVor 17 Stunden
  • One things I noticed about this movie was how Joe was so focused on himself and his purpose and while I was watching this movie, and seeing him go through the museum of him and him saying 'my life was meaningless' I was thinking to myself "didn't he speak to anyone in his life? Didn't he touch into anyone's life?" So when he had to open up to other people (people he had known for so long) through 22 when he was stuck in the cats body, I was really glad. He was seeing how he wasn't living life alone, and that him focusing on him and his purpose closed up his life, making it smaller than it really was.

    Cora #1Cora #1Vor 18 Stunden
  • Came here for the movies stayed for the therapy lol. This movie literally changed my life and it's amazing to see other people feeling so vulnerable and moved about it too thanks for opening these conversations!

    Lizeth FernándezLizeth FernándezVor 20 Stunden
  • I am so happy that you guys are real. I need real, living in a world of fakeness and everyone always putting on facades to present the ideal self has made me (and so many) feel never good enough, we need real back. Thank you.

    Skating CreativeSkating CreativeVor 22 Stunden
  • Just want to say I love you guys and this channel. Ever since I found it I watch your videos on loop, it makes me feel so much better. Alan, thank you for being willing to open up to the internet, know that I cry with you every time! Also, side note, I was one of those people who was way excited for you to do Prince of Egypt and I squealed VERY loudly when it popped up in my notifications!

    Frost ChildeFrost ChildeVor 23 Stunden
  • I’m so glad i’m found this channel. It was recommended and I honestly I had a very much needed cry. It hits close to home

    jamesjamesVor Tag
  • Bro u r never gonna be Steven Spielberg, he is a gone train. U ARE Alan Seawright, thats your thing. I feel good watching your videos and your sensibility to the movies and passion shine through and I - that am no huge fan of movies - wanna watch more and learn more. Keep it up guys! You are gonna bring so many sparks to many people!

    Marina LodiMarina LodiVor Tag
  • you got me to cry a lot more than i thought i would after i initially did it. very cool.

    Clnne •Clnne •Vor Tag
  • I hate how bad i cry every time Alan cries

    Alexis J. VargasAlexis J. VargasVor Tag
  • You made me want to go for a walk, live life and just feel good. thank you!

    Ole-Magnus KarlsenOle-Magnus KarlsenVor Tag
  • This channel gives me so much joy. And that's what my own purpose is in life, to feel joy and give joy. A simple, yet sometimes difficult goal to strive for. So thank you for giving me a little bit more purpose and joy every week. I hope you continue doing what you're doing for a long time.

    Always watchin' o_oAlways watchin' o_oVor Tag
  • Alan! Gah! *weeps with you*

    Dawna ReisnerDawna ReisnerVor Tag
  • You guys are making me cry hard 7am in the morning dude, this is unfair

    ncb NighTncb NighTVor Tag
  • Darmn you guys for making me cry... Take that 👍

    Kevin ChongKevin ChongVor Tag
  • it hasn't been a movie that makes me cry for years

    Owen BunnyOwen BunnyVor Tag
  • As a 20 year old kid, just starting out, I relate so much to both Joe and 22. Joe's fear that he wasted his life, and that potential in myself, or 22 fear of wasting her chance... it hits hard. I hate crying in front of people, even people close to me like my family, but this made it hard to hold back the tears in front of them.

    DropDeadDorkDropDeadDorkVor Tag
  • My name is Allen, and I am #CryingwithAlan .

    Allen DishmanAllen DishmanVor Tag
  • You have a purpose and a passion

    Forrest HendersonForrest HendersonVor Tag
  • As a fellow "Seawright-sobber", I cannot tell you how grateful I am that you have this series and share it with us. It's been such an incredible thing for me personally in getting through my recent break up and I truly adore what you guys do with this channel. It's been such a cathartic experience even to just cry with you guys while watching these. Really helps me feel less alone.

    The DeuteragonistThe DeuteragonistVor Tag
  • Can you please react to Captain fantastic? I think the grief in the movie is really well done

    eggylegyseggylegysVor 2 Tage
  • this has became one of my favorite videos on youtube. thank you so much.

    Draco LostDraco LostVor 2 Tage
  • Are you guys members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints? I get serious vibes that you are but idk. Hahaha I love your videos👍🏻

    Julia VanceJulia VanceVor 2 Tage
  • *Okay please, PLEASE do WandaVision. It's such an interesting show, and getting a video on it would be AMAZING* And for other commenters, why has no one suggested this yet? Is there actually a comment about this, and I'm just an idiot????

    The Potato SapienThe Potato SapienVor 2 Tage
  • I want to thank Jonathan and Alan, first, for this series and really pointing out how Pixar has a stranglehold on delivering really deep and intense messages in very consumable and entertaining films. Secondly, thank you for touching on the point that we can have MULTIPLE purposes, and sometimes we have this tendency to keep our blinders on, focusing on that ONE purpose that aligns with our passion. Sometimes there's incongruency between our purpose and our passion and we may miss the value in those purposes if we dismiss them because they're not our passion...

    telecom_shauntelecom_shaunVor 2 Tage
  • I love cinema therapy.

    Alison BarlowAlison BarlowVor 2 Tage
  • Thank you both!! I love watching your videos because, besides from the awesome, humerous and deep conversations, there's something about you both personally that is just very healing. The way you are. Your souls! 😄😊 I don't know how to describe it. But I want to say thank you both for just being real and such awesome genuine people. It in itself is healing.

    Jess HillJess HillVor 2 Tage
  • Alan, you are literally changing people's lives every day. I am sure that you have made your mark long before this channel. But with therapy cinema you are doing a great mark in this world. With every video I feel some old wound I didn't even now I had healing. And frankly it probably wouldn't work without #cryingwithalan. Thank you for doing all this and for simply living. ♥️

    Filip DohnalFilip DohnalVor 2 Tage
  • I feel soulless... I wanted this the other day and didn't cry! A Pixar film that did not make me cry! I'm now dead inside... Please help! Edit after the first 2 minutes: Maybe I should watch it again?

    Diana TimofteDiana TimofteVor 2 Tage
  • I was deeply touched, when you mentioned the lost 12 Years. I got some 12 years of my own. Years I could have already lived my true live I live today. But I avoided looking into the face of it and boy was I good at avoiding. Let me tell you, You already made a mark. On so many levels.

  • The whole part of the souls not yet living, or even not wanting to be alive like 22, reminds me a bit of the spoken parts of Nightwish's song The Greatest Show on Earth. Most particularly at the end.

    Scott WilhiteScott WilhiteVor 2 Tage
  • Alternate title: 2 people who drain your bank account watch emotional movie together

    Loud BirdLoud BirdVor 2 Tage
  • I know Im late to the game, but Alan, thank you for sharing what you go through and helping me appreciate what I have. ❤️

    Lo HummelLo HummelVor 2 Tage
  • I feel this one (I'm even a teacher!). All my life the thing I wanted to be most was an author. But I also knew it's a hard field to make a living in, so I made sure I had a backup plan, which is why I went into teaching-and no, I don't teach English ;). I actually teach science. After 13 years of trying to get a book published, I finally did... and it completely flopped. Now, 12 years later, I still haven't managed to publish another one. And yet I don't feel like my life is unfulfilled. I have an amazing wife and seven incredible children, and even though teaching isn't what I really wanted, I know it makes a real difference. I'm not rich or famous or 'living the dream,' but I have what really matters, and that's enough.

    khadreltkhadreltVor 2 Tage
  • #cryingwithalan

    Ariana AlejandroAriana AlejandroVor 2 Tage
  • Thanks for crying with me too man

    TrashPandaTrashPandaVor 2 Tage
  • Thank you. Your channel has made a difference in my life. And a maybe a weired thing for some people. But I'm happy that you are two men that is such beautiful thing for me. My life has been filled with so many toxic men. And watching and more then anything listening to both of your wisdom and love. Is healing for me. To sit and having tears streaming down my face and feeling it is a good thing is so liberating. And when you share personal childhood memories like this it is also healing.

    Erica FrödebergErica FrödebergVor 2 Tage
  • This movie sucks for me because I don’t get it. I don’t get the conversation around sparks and purpose. And I wonder if it’s maybe because of my depression but I have nothing I’m passionate about and I know my life will be meaningless when I’m gone anyways. I can’t recall ever being happy or being able to enjoy life. And this disconnect makes me so sad because everyone else tells me they cry at the ending conversation on sparks and purposes, but I cried when he remembered eating the pie and watching leaves, and standing in the beach. I just wish I could feel joy without it being tainted like it always is

    KellseyAlexHipoKellseyAlexHipoVor 2 Tage
  • you guys always make me cryyyy 😭

    Blue CompassBlue CompassVor 2 Tage
  • When Alan cries we cry 💕😭

    Rachel SBJRachel SBJVor 2 Tage
  • I've always tried to understand this point of view: that life is essentially meaningless, but we assign our own meaning to life - and that in turn is the beauty in life - that each person can craft their own beginning, journey, and finale. However, I've always been so confused by this. Why do we then feel the need to search for "one thing"? Why can I not just relax all the time and feel content with life knowing this? I do know that there are ups and downs in life, but how do I feel content with life? Is this something that is simply learned with age (I am only 21)? I also feel as though I am searching for so many different things at once: I like virtual reality because it bends what we believe to be true; I like art, because you can express yourself to others, but I have no idea what I want to do with the rest of my life, and that is poisoning my motivation to get my work done adequately in university. How can I find motivation when I don't see the reason to work hard yet? Does anyone have any answers to these open-ended questions? Anything would help.

    Derek RobertDerek RobertVor 2 Tage
  • I had no idea what I was in for when I clicked on this video, but HOLY CRAP! you two are so wholesome and beautiful, thank you for what you do & for being so real ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😍

    Cassette TapeCassette TapeVor 2 Tage
  • I relate to this all too well, both Joe and 22. As an aspiring actress, sometimes the fear of even trying out is overwhelming. But when I do, the auditions are a blast, I meet wonderful people, and sometimes I even get the part. I love all the stages of theater/film. I don't need to be a big name to be successful in my dream career. I just have to live it, all of it, everyday 💕

    Britney McCarthyBritney McCarthyVor 2 Tage
  • ugh i just sobbed so hard my head hurts when I was 6 or 7 I really questioned my reason for living or what my purpose is and being alone all day every day for so long and even now i feel alone its make me think and think some more i don't know how but sobbing on my bed that night for the first time questioning why i existed i came to the conclusion that i have no purpose that my life if i lived it or not was meaningless i guess i realize now I believe i don't deserve to be happy its so stupid because i have written a whole 5 pages of text convincing myself that my life is a waste and that even if i thought i had a purpose i was too much of a failure to be successful i wish i could say that i don't believe this now or I'm confronting the beliefs now but its so hard beliving that I'm not just going to fail that I'm so bad at living now how can i ever follow my dreams i don't know i guess i need to vent or something thank you for crying with me Alan

    laylayVor 2 Tage
  • soul was boring and mediocre at best.

    Nightfall ShadowNightfall ShadowVor 2 Tage
    • not the mlp fan

      kuromikuromiVor 16 Stunden
  • I love your videos so much and I want to thank you for them. Soul hit close to home for me for the exact same reasons and I cried a lot as well. I have been pursuing a career in the artistic community for years now and people inherently want me to do something else that is more stable. But there is nothing else that I can do. It's all I want to do. At the same time, because I have changed my mind so many times about what I want to do, the ending result is that I have nothing to show for my passion. No portfolio, no supplies, no large followings. I recently went through and got rid of lots of stuff I made/created/wrote in a journey to recreate myself, but some of that stuff I regret. I feel like I lost everything of who I was and when Joe Gardner said he was afraid his life would have amounted to nothing, I felt that in my soul. I am always afraid of living without purpose and dying with nothing to show for my life. I am still on that road to a new identity and while I am on the way, I am starting to realize how important it is just to enjoy life and its small joys while I am here (especially going through depression for several months). Your videos speak to me deeply as someone from the same community who loves movies, art, music, and everything in between. And the fact that you're willing to be vulnerable and share personal moments with us and don't know how happy that makes me. I am always speaking out against toxic masculinity and you're such an amazing example of why it's so important that we break those stereotypes. Thank you. .

    rachel.beth212rachel.beth212Vor 2 Tage
  • 13:54 is why I have a top career goal and then a realistic goal, I want to be an actress but thats unlikely so I decided that I want to be a therapist as a goal I can reach with enough hard work that I am still passionate about.

    Juno_ur_friendJuno_ur_friendVor 2 Tage
  • 5 min in and all I can think about is the song "The Rose". Its the dream afraid of waking and all that.

    Susan ReshaSusan ReshaVor 2 Tage
  • Alan you are a true inspiration, and you have opened me and lots of people up to the world. I truly love these videos.

    Rachel KnightRachel KnightVor 2 Tage
  • "You adorable meat sack"

    Rachel KnightRachel KnightVor 2 Tage
  • Thats it. I've officially fallen in love with this channel

    Veronika AlcobaVeronika AlcobaVor 2 Tage
  • I agree that Alan opening up is a great and healthy way to show younger men that you can still be masculine by being emotionally open and approachable in an extremely healthy way that I hope to work to over the next several years. Keep it up gentlemen!

    Michael GriffinMichael GriffinVor 2 Tage
  • I am a music teacher, so this movie hit me hard. Music is my spark, but I am incredibly lucky in that my passion/purpose is found in connecting with and inspiring children. I get to do that every day as an elementary school music teacher. The big bonus is in combining my spark with my purpose. What I think is important is that our purpose can evolve over time. Our focus can shift or sharpen. Right now my big thing is showing my students how beautiful, important, and NORMAL neurodiversity is. I have become much more open with my colleagues and students about being ADHD. Showing my students that it isn’t something that limits you or makes you less than may be one of the most important things I can do in my career. That, and untangle the misconceptions so many of my colleagues have regarding their students with ADHD.

    Shannon SariShannon SariVor 3 Tage
  • I watched the movie on Christmas day alone in my room and It made me ball my eyes out - but it also gave my some sense of peace.

    PhilinePhilineVor 3 Tage
  • Thank you. So much. As a guy I find it so hard t ounderstand my emotions, hurt, and of course what my ppurpose is. It was a pleasure to cry with you guys. Thank you.

    Nicholas Alexander GuerreroNicholas Alexander GuerreroVor 3 Tage
  • Dear sponsored popcorns... I don't doubt that your flavour is amazing, but, could you please find a more eco-friendly package? I'm sure you can find a super creative way of presenting them without plastic :) Thank you

    Federica García CarreroFederica García CarreroVor 3 Tage
  • At my office at work and I can't be crying like this XD

    Krishma SKrishma SVor 3 Tage
  • I would love to see them react to something like A Silent Voice that would be amazing

    Anders VoldenAnders VoldenVor 3 Tage
  • Wow, I mean thank you... I don’t know how to explain this but I feel like that was the therapy session I desperately needed. I know I probably need one on one therapy too but that is beside the point :D I have lived so many years without having any dreams or goals. That part in the beginning when you said how fear can hold you back from having any dreams really hit close to home. I have always had some things I’ve felt kinda good at but I have never felt like chasing after one of those was a dream of mine because frankly,. I have always feared failure more than anything. I knew I was afraid of failure but I didn't realize that it prevented me from even dreaming. Having dreams means that I could fail. And I’ve never felt comfortable with that. This movie made me realize that maybe failure is the exact thing I need. I should go out and write out my silliest dreams and hopes because it’s okay to fail. We only live once and honestly your life wasn’t a failure if you tried and failed. It’s much more miserable if you were too afraid to even try.

    Haneul Park 하늘Haneul Park 하늘Vor 3 Tage
  • It would be great to see your take on 'Room'. That is, the one about the kidnapee who raises a child in a basement, not 'The Room', the worst movie of all time.

    Наталья ГрейНаталья ГрейVor 3 Tage
  • At 21:30 when Alan was saying thank you all for crying with me, I was crying, and I just want to say thank you to Alan for crying with me. You're awesome.

    Rachel PoulsenRachel PoulsenVor 3 Tage
  • Soul, Inside out, Coco - My brother is seeking for his life purpose, and it's really difficult to talk with him, because he has an attitude, acting like he knows everything already, you can't tell him anything new, and everything has to be completely sad. But he does watch films a lot, so maybe I could help him indirectly through advising some films like these. Do y'all have any other ideas?

    INFJ 4w5INFJ 4w5Vor 3 Tage
  • I want to suggest that Mr. Ping (Po's Father in the Kung Fu Panda films) is the model of the ideal parent. First film: Ping takes on an orphan, loves and nurtures him, has spent an entire life building a business, carefully preserving the family heritage to pass on to his son. Son says, "Thanks, but no thanks. I'm going off to do something that horrifies you." And Ping loves Po anyway. No recrimination, guilt-tripping or drama. Second film, Po has to go off and save China. Ping is terrified for Po, but packs a bag for him and lets Po know he is loved and that Ping is proud of him. Let me tell you, having sent my perceptive, brilliant, sensitive son off to an active war zone here his job was to destroy things and kill people, my feels in that scene are ALL for Mr Ping (and James Hong NAILED it, IMHO). Ping once again is the wiser and more generous parent in the third film. C'mon you're a family therapist and a filmmaker who is a family man - you can take one episode to talk about good parenting! Even if you don't take my suggestion, I love your content - keep up the good work!

    Linda GraceLinda GraceVor 3 Tage
  • Never have I ever watched a DEhave video and go watch the movie because the commentator told me to, that was till today. My favorite DEhave channel

    Harley QuinnHarley QuinnVor 3 Tage
  • Will someone hug him please.

    Treasured MomentsTreasured MomentsVor 3 Tage
  • Oh, I am definitely #cryingwithAlan and I find it incredibly beautiful. Even if I'm not that moved by the scene you're talking about, it is so great to see someone not afraid to be vulnerable in front of thousands of strangers on the Internet that I can't help being affected by that. So... keep crying, it's wonderful that you do ;)

    Joanna WołoszynJoanna WołoszynVor 3 Tage
  • OMG this is just *so* good, telling someone feeling sorry about how super-destined to fail "you're not special". It takes the perception of "I'm hopeless" and turns it against the hopelessness. "You're not so special, get your ass moving and you can do things" sort of pops in on its own. Perfect twist.

    CaliaCaliaVor 3 Tage
  • I still found it astonishing how Joe Gardener is so relatable for basically everyone. I mean I am completely different from him in character and talents and living situation but I sowas still able to relate to him 100%

    Vanill EisteeVanill EisteeVor 3 Tage
  • ok, I haven't finished watching, but I need to say that, the constant 'slow push in' on Alan as he's sniffling and tearing up is Not Warranted. It's already strong. You've been doing it in so many of these shows lately, and it's distracting from the powerful vulnerability that is already visible. It's already jarring enough to have him look tearily and directly at the camera from so close

    Stephanie RStephanie RVor 3 Tage
  • The first video of you guys I watched was the Inside Out one, and at first I clicked on it because this movie is one of my favorite movies and I always watch it when I want confort. But I was SO shocked that I cried while watching it, because not only you guys put in the video THAT scene with Bing Bong (you know what I'm talking about), but because you guys cried openly while whatching it too. And not because you are men, but because you guys let yourselves be vulnerable in front of a camera to a lot of people to see. While I always have a hard time crying in front of my own mother. (This was yesterday btw but I already watched a bunch of your videos - and btw it was a INSTANT subscribe when I saw the Serenity ones). And I also cried watching this video, because Soul completly destroyed me. While Alan identified with Joe, for me seeing 22 was like looking at a mirror, but the diference is that at the end she found her spark, and at 27yo I'm still searching for it while dealing with pressure from home, work and now with all that is happening. But at the end of it I was so filled with confort that I didn't mind so much the headache from all the crying lol. Anyway, I'm completly in love with your channel. You guys are such great people; the way you talked with such care about difficult subjects, like representation, implicit bias, grief, suicidal thoghts, just show how you are as a person, and I'm really happy that I found this channel now, because you have no idea how much I needed it. So thank you very much. Oh and if I could make a suggestion? LAIKA. All their movies, but especially ESPECIALLY Kubo and the Two Strings. Trust me, it's really beautiful.

    babeeviibabeeviiVor 3 Tage
  • Movie "A silent voice" will be perfect for you to react

    zenitsuzenitsuVor 3 Tage
  • I just finished watching Soul. I had been planning on watching it since the end of December, but never got around to it. I watched Soul tonight because this video here has been on my Watch Later list since its premiere. I watched Soul tonight so I could watch this video, to get insight from Jonathan about how to find my Spark. And I watched Soul tonight to see Alan cry. Alan, I felt this way since stumbling onto this channel when it began: Your wisdom and your authenticity are inspiring. I had spent the last 5 years after graduating from college feeling lost, hopeless, and emotionally constipated, unable to access my emotions and get genuinely moved. I stayed in my head because it was terrifying to go into my heart. Watching you has inspired me to feel my emotions and chase creativity. Thank you for showing yourself to the world. You are a perfect model of what a man should be, and I doubt I'm alone in my gratitude for your inspiration.

    Paul BrucePaul BruceVor 3 Tage
  • I just got diagnosed with a disease that prevents me from eating. I've lost my dream job from it and what i thought was my purpose. I bumped into this video and it's helped me so much. Thank you for making these videos. Thank you for showing us that there's more to life.

    Artemis AerisArtemis AerisVor 3 Tage
  • I absolutely loved soul and I am loving this channel and both of you. You provide such amazing insight and I can't wait to see what other things you tackle. Keep up the great work!! I would love to see some themes using The Hobbit series. And maybe if you could talk about how Bilbo handles the loss of his friends in the films. He set out on this grand adventure and I really don't think any part of it went how he could have remotely imagined.

    Multi-Fan AlexMulti-Fan AlexVor 3 Tage
  • "He had a vision, to see dinosours come to life, and he made it." ive never heard anything so beautiful, and its changed my filmmaking worldview.

  • I genuinely paused and watched it and came back. Thank you for the suggestion but NOW I AM IN MY FEELINGS

    J LyonsJ LyonsVor 3 Tage
  • Loved this videoo so much!

    Andrea PAndrea PVor 3 Tage
  • this series is so beautiful, thank you for being vulnerable and sharing your thoughts because it helps more people than you think. Will definitely be sharing this channel with others

    Nova CaneNova CaneVor 3 Tage
    • Thank you so much!

      Cinema TherapyCinema TherapyVor 3 Tage
  • I watched it, thought the metaphor was messy and the emotional arch felt jumbled. The logic felt vague. Dunno, man.

    LiusilaLiusilaVor 4 Tage
  • I was hoping you would react to the film Coco? This was and is a film that reminds me of my culture and my loved ones who passed, especially my grandmother. Please bring this movie to light. I am very interested in how you react and what you think of it. Thank you for all the healing cries♥️

    Chewie IslandChewie IslandVor 4 Tage
  • Can you react to “castle in the sky” by studio ghibli

    KikiKikiVor 4 Tage