6.7/10
1,376
7 user 40 critic

No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 June 2010 (South Korea)
Trailer
2:29 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and ... See full summary »

Director: Grant Baldwin
Stars: Grant Baldwin, Jenny Rustemeyer, Dana Gunders
Documentary | Comedy | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The Clean Bin Project is about a regular couple and their quest to answer the question 'is it possible to live completely waste free?' Partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a comedic ... See full summary »

Director: Grant Baldwin
Stars: Grant Baldwin, Chris Jordan, Charles Moore
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two young people decide to downsize their lives by building a 'tiny home' on a flatbed trailer.

Directors: Merete Mueller, Christopher Smith
Stars: Daryl Gibson, Merete Mueller, Jay Shafer
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella
Stars: Dan Harris, Joshua Becker, Shannon Whitehead
The True Cost (2015)
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

Director: Andrew Morgan
Stars: Livia Giuggioli, Stella McCartney, Vandana Shiva
Trashed (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, ... See full summary »

Director: Candida Brady
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Evangelos Kalafatis, Clive Oxenden
King Corn (2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Woolf
Stars: Bob Bledsoe, Earl L. Butz, Dawn Cheney
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

Director: Markus Imhoof
Stars: Fred Jaggi, Randolf Menzel, John Miller
Kumaré (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all.

Director: Vikram Gandhi
Stars: Vikram Gandhi, Toby, Greg
Food, Inc. (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner
Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb
Vegucated (2011)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about. They have no ... See full summary »

Director: Marisa Miller Wolfson
Stars: Marisa Miller Wolfson, Chloe Davis, Cody Tarlow
Documentary | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four ... See full summary »

Directors: Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ryan Christoffersen, Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Colin Beavan ...
Himself
Michelle Conlin ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Saving the world, one family at a time. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 June 2010 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

No Impact Man  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$15,215 (USA) (11 September 2009)

Gross:

$96,396 (USA) (6 November 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Colin Beavan: The fact of the matter is that if only I change, it's not going to make a difference, but the hope is that if each of us as individuals change, it's going to inspire everybody to change. So I believe the most radical political act there is, is to be an optimist. The most radical political act there is, is to believe that if I change, other people will follow suit.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
impact-ful
21 June 2010 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

It was nice seeing how a family could completely change their lifestyle for a year and watching the progress of their journey seemed heartfelt and honest. The whole process was not just a straight up breeze in the park. It took effort and lots of adaptation. Colin and Michelle seemed real and maybe even relatable. I loved Colin's determination and will-power to do as much as he could to leave no impact. Michelle seemed to try so hard to support Colin and follow along with his intense eco-friendly ways.

Some of the eco-friendly mechanisms that they used seemed crazy for any normal consumer, but it was interesting to see their quest and attempt at conquering their goal to not leave an impact. I felt that throughout the movie, there were some really insightful perspectives regarding the experiment and techniques.

After watching the movie, I was about to eat dinner and started feeling really bad about cooking the noodles wrapped in plastic and using that paper napkin that I would soon throw in the trash can without a second thought. The movie definitely had an impact on me and left me thinking about my actions way after I finished watching the documentary.


27 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page