Even though on many levels it is a very silly movie, it has an excellent message, illustrated by the scene between Don Juan (Johnny Depp) and Don Octavio/Dr. Jack Mickler (Marlon Brando). In the scene, Don Juan tells his doctor:
“There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.”
This film is about people of all ages rediscovering the passion in their soul, so the answer to every question is, of course, love.
Now, as an exercise, take a look at the script for your own movie. If you could only pick one answer to all of these questions for your character, what would that answer be? Love, money, revenge, or something entirely different?
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