This movie posits a spiritual connection between quantum physics and consciousness. The plot follows the fictional story of a photographer as she encounters emotional and existential obstacles in her life and begins to consider the idea that individual and group consciousness can influence the material world. Her experiences are offered by the filmmakers to illustrate the film's thesis about quantum physics and consciousness.
Filmed in Portland, Oregon, What the Bleep Do We Know!? presents a viewpoint of the physical universe and human life within it, with connections to neuroscience and quantum physics. Some ideas discussed in the film are:
That the universe is best seen as constructed from thoughts and ideas rather than from matter.
That "empty space" is not empty.
That matter is not solid, and electrons are able to pop in and out of existence without it being known where they disappear to.
That beliefs about who one is and what is real are a direct cause of oneself and of one's own realities.
That peptides produced by the brain can cause a bodily reaction to emotion.