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Bag It -- An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, a

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1 September 2011 (USA) See more »
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Is your life too plastic?
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An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

 
Jeb Berrier ... Jeb Berrier
Jared Blumenfeld ... Himself
Martin Bourque ... Himself
Michael Braungart ... Himself

David Chameides ... Himself
Theo Colborn ... Herself
Richard Conlin ... Himself

Peter Coyote ... Himself
Linden Dahlkemper ... Herself
Sylvia Earle ... Herself
Marcus Eriksen ... Himself
Eric Goldstein ... Himself
Elizabeth Griffin ... Herself
Scott Harrison ... Himself
Dan Imhoff ... Himself
Chris Jordan ... Himself
John Klavitter ... Himself
Annie Leonard ... Herself
Brady Montz ... Himself
Charles Moore ... Himself
Wallace J. Nichols ... Himself

Christine Quinn ... Herself
Anne Reeser ... Anne Reeser
Ellie Rose ... Herself
Sharon Rowe ... Herself
Elizabeth Royte ... Herself
Fredric Scheer ... Himself
Erika Schreder ... Herself
Rebecca Sutton ... Herself
Shanna Swan ... Herself
Beth Terry ... Herself
Richard Thompson ... Himself
Fred vom Saal ... Himself

Paul Watson ... Himself

Directed by
Suzan Beraza 
 
Writing credits
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Michelle Curry Wright 

Produced by
Michelle Hill .... producer
Judith Kohin .... executive producer
Alexa Warren .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Groupé 
 
Film Editing by
Suzan Beraza 
Casey Nay 
 
Art Direction by
Casey Nay 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Hurst .... second unit director
 
Animation Department
Heather Crank .... animator
Darren Hawk .... animation
 
Music Department
Valentina Mitzkat .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Brenda Short Brouillet .... production assistant
 

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74 min
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, 11 April 2011
Author: critic-at-large from United States

Bag It is a documentary clearly in the style of Michael Moore's filmmaking. With humor and charm, Jeb Berrier investigates the path taken by plastic bags as they journey from the market where a clerk puts our groceries in them to the air, ocean, creeks and shipping containers where they become a source of suffering and ugliness.

Cut to cheerful Mr. Berrier walking through a supermarket, holding up other examples of plastic packaging. He manages in a moment to make these items appear ridiculous as he looks into the camera and asks why we need all this plastic. Does it really serve a purpose? If so, then why do we throw it away? Not just a little bit of it, but collectively millions of tons each year.

I confess that I have been one of the millions of people who, though I know better, have continued to shop without bothering to bring a bag. I justified my sloth by telling myself that the bags get recycled, so what does it matter? After seeing Bag It I can no longer think this way. Bag It is an important movie that I believe will have important consequences, both for those who see it and for the environment.

But most important of all, Berrier, like Michael Moore, pulls off the coup of making his point while making us enjoy watching him. See it to be entertained, informed and enlightened.

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