Director Tom Shadyac had it all. As the director of some very silly and very successful movies (Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty, etc.) he was living the good life, mansions, women, the works.

It was all sunshine and roses until he got in a cycling accident and was nearly crippled for life. Coming out of the accident a changed man he sold off his house and moved to a mobile home community, sick of Hollywood and all the fakeness within. He set out around the world with a camera crew to see how he can improve his life and this film I Am, his first non-fiction work, is the product.

Paladin just sent over the first official trailer, check it out below but mind the life-affirming sappiness. You’ll get it all over you.

I Am hits
theaters February 2011.