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Ready, Set, Bag! (2008)

Paper or Plastic? (original title)
PG | | Documentary | 20 June 2008 (USA)
8 State champions from across the U.S. working to win the National Best Bagger competition in Las Vegas.


Oren Jacob (story), Justine Jacob (story) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Brian Bay Brian Bay ... Himself
Roger Chen Roger Chen ... Himself
Craig Good Craig Good ... Narrator (voice)
Ryan Hamilton Ryan Hamilton ... Himself
James Hunter ... Himself
Jacob Richardson Jacob Richardson ... Himself
Jon Sandell Jon Sandell ... Himself
Kim Weaver Kim Weaver ... Herself
Brenda Wygle Brenda Wygle ... Herself


A feature-length documentary about excelling in life at whatever you do, Ready, Set, Bag! follows contestants and their fervent supporters from around the U.S. as they get ready for the National Grocery Bagging competition in Las Vegas. Speed, accuracy and heart will determine who is best qualified to ask you, "Paper or plastic?" Written by Justine Jacob

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief suggestive material


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Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ready, Set, Bag! See more »

Filming Locations:

Davis, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$650,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ensemble Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


Color (hd)| Color (High Definition)
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A compelling and contemporary story
14 January 2009 | by bennyheadSee all my reviews

Watched this movie at the Heartland Film Festival with my wife and we were both happily surprise to see a very interesting and sweet story. This is not about a quirky competition, but a film on our modern life in America away from the large metropolis. You will see intimate and solid portraits of everyday people around the grocery industry, the filmmakers followed eight of them and their fascinating supporters in their quest to become the Best Bagger in America. Regional differences are a special treat, the "awesome" and pyrotechnical contest in California is balanced with the wholesome cheering in Utah, the contestants are diverse in age, experience and their reasons to be there. These characters are complex, the story telling is very elaborate and satisfying. Movies like that are far in between nowadays!

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