The movie gives the impression that David Bohm figured out quantum mechanics several decades ago, but a conspiracy of closed-minded physicists blackballed him. He is compared to Einstein, and considered one of the great underrated geniuses of the XX century. He is shown consulting with Eastern mystics, as if no one in the West were enlightened enough to appreciate him.
His theory led a revolution to help man reach a higher state of consciousness that is happy with the oneness of the universe.
The day he died in 1992, he told his wife, "I feel that I am on the edge of something."
So what was his great discovery? A theory of nonlocal hidden variables.
This is all crap, of course. The theory of nonlocal hidden variables was a dead-end research project that has led to no new physics, no better understanding of quantum mechanics, no advantages over the Copenhagen interpretation, and certainly no philosophical enlightenment.
The movie makes a few references to him being ostracized for political reasons. There is some truth to this. He was a Jewish Communist, and an American traitor. His politics was even more abominable than his physics.
So why is Bohm such a great hero that someone spent a lot of money making a movie about him?
I cannot explain it. There is so little physics in the movie, that the makers were not trying to explain some physics. It doesn't explain his politics either, so I don't see how it could be a Communist propaganda movie.
My guess is that the movie makers are Leftist mystics, and Bohm's Communism was a motivator for the movie.