Picture from K-PAX
Overall B+

After Prot claims to be a visitor from the planet K-PAX, he's shuffled off to the Psychiatric Institute in Manhattan. There he's handed over to psychiatrist Mark Powell after failing to respond to the usual drug therapy.

Violence C-
Sexual Content C
Profanity C-
Substance Use B

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K-PAX

Why does Mrs. Powell find it easier to talk about her marriage to Prot than her husband? Is it because he is “a locked-up lunatic” or because he appears to be a compassionate listener? What qualities does Prot have that make him so approachable?

Would our society be different if people chose to do what was right like they do on the planet K-PAX?

Harvey presents another tale of a person with a possible deluded version of reality.

For another sci-fi that claims/suggests we may not be the most intelligent things in the cosmos, check out Contact.