It's a good movie wrapped up in a kid's movie
There's some great thought put forth in this film beyond the inherent idea of minimalism. The filmmakers attempt to delineate the philosophy and psychology behind consumerist culture and ways it can be changed. This much I appreciated.
But the main characters are a little too self-important for their own good. Like most people who promote radical life philosophies (veganism, atheism, being a fan of Nickelback), you have to do so from the perspective of people outside your world of influence.…
There's some interesting content in here, but the overall thesis is a bit muddled. The problems this film addresses are never adequately explained, and unlike the majority of other food / sustainability docs, this film doesn't present a strong solution for our global food problems.
Yeah, factory farming is a huge problem, but when it is replaced by the local organic farmer, we still have yet to address the problem of fresh food shortages in nonagrarian communities. You can't just…