Pumpkin is not your average spiritual film. For one, it’s rated ‘R’ due to a few sexual situations and use of the ‘f’ word. It also takes place within the context of college sororities and fraternities, and includes many politically incorrect statements that cross social, racial, and mental boundaries.
Interestingly though, all of those things that are not typical for a spiritual film contribute to the deep spiritual messages in this film. At its simplest level, this film serves as a metaphor for the unfolding of our soul… of looking past our conditioning to understand and accept our authentic self. The main character, a sorority girl, begins this journey by questioning a very reasonable decision that the sorority makes.
Ultimately, she ends up questioning herself and everybody around her, and the journey which follows is nothing short of delightful.