Friday, August 21, 2009
“This isn’t an exact science,” says Dr. Flintstein (David Strathairn) to one of his clients. He’s referring to the thornier details of his company’s work, which is to remove souls from people who’d rather not deal with the emotions and the baggage their soul inevitably accumulates over a lifetime. Time and again, Flintstein reminds his client that there’s so much about the soul nobody knows—what it’s made of, why each person’s soul looks the way it does, and so much more. Flintstein merely presents the option of soul extraction and soul rental; the larger ramifications he leaves to the individual to discover.