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The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)

A dramedy that centers on a self-procalimed anarchist and his like-minded friends.

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A dramedy that centers on a self-procalimed anarchist and his like-minded friends.

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The college the group takes a tour of in the beginning is the Collin County Community College in Plano. See more »

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Puck: We might not know what we're for, but we know what we're against.
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Thanks For Nothing
Written by Bnjie Bollox & John Beach
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solid movie with much talent on display
15 July 2003 | by (Venice, California) – See all my reviews

First things first: I know the anarchist cookbook. I grew up with the anarchist cookbook. And this film is definitely NOT based on the anarchist cookbook. I must admit, that threw me. But then again, any movie that begins w/ a quote from GW Bush throws me for a loop. Unlike the original cookbook that starts with a bang, this one is a slow burn. A good simmer. The story took a little while to start cooking (to continue with a lame metaphor), but when it did, I couldn't stop watching. Or laughing. Or scratching my head and thinking. But somehow it all makes sense in the end. Little details that appeared random at the time popped out of the woodwork towards the end to make it a cohesive whole. I see alot of indy movies (in fact, that's about all I see nowadays.) And this movie beat the pants off everything else I've seen so far this year. Having IMDB'ed the crew, I was surprised to see that they were on a movie like this. But judging by the talent on the screen, I wasn't surprised at all. A note on the movie's politix: No one comes away clean. Not anarchists, nihilists, realists, dreamers, repos or dems. And that's something I haven't seen in a long time.


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