Flatliners

Flatliners

Recommending Flatliners (1990) may be taking the risk of dating myself but what have I got to lose in recommending one of the pinnacles of eighties filmmaking which hosts a fantastic constellation of stars (Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt). In the film five medical students at the top of their class embark on the ultimate scientific journey; to pierce the veil of Maya by seeing what lies behind the veil of death. They hatch an ingenious plan that will allow them to lower themselves, one by one, into the afterlife and then to be revived. Of course, piercing the veil of Maya cannot come without consequences and the students learn that actions in life do in fact carry consequences further down the line. You can call it “erasing the apparent delay inherent in cyclical existence” or you can call it “a crash course in Causal and Resultant consciousness”, but I just call it a great movie that takes you way back to 1990 and makes you go hmmmmmmmmmm every time Mr(s). Karma catches you with your hand in the cookie jar.