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How to Boil a Frog (2010)

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How to Boil a Frog is an eco-comedy that gives an overview of the Big Mess We're In - environment, energy, economic - and lays out a set of personal solutions that will make your life ... See full summary »


Jon Cooksey


Jon Cooksey
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Credited cast:
Jon Cooksey ... Conductor / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Anielski Mark Anielski ... Self - Economist
Dylan Archambault ... Crash Victim
Pascal Belanger ... Actor / Crying Man
Mike Brawan Mike Brawan ... Self - Pastor
Anita Burke Anita Burke ... Self - Sustainability Consultant
George W. Bush ... Self - Former President (archive footage)
Tayla Clarke Tayla Clarke ... Teenager in Nightmare Scenario
Debbie Cook Debbie Cook ... Self - ASPO Member
Julian Darley Julian Darley ... Self - Journalist
Yvo de Boer Yvo de Boer ... Self - Climate Change Czar
Jack Dhaliwal ... Dad in nightmare scene
Lauren Donnelly ... Wounded Girl in Nightmare Scenario
Michael Edwards Michael Edwards ... Police Officer
Avery Fane ... Father - car crash in Nightmare Scenario


How to Boil a Frog is an eco-comedy that gives an overview of the Big Mess We're In - environment, energy, economic - and lays out a set of personal solutions that will make your life better and save civilization as a by-product. HTBAF chronicles Jon Cooksey's personal, three-year adventure as a filmmaker, activist and, above all, a father driven to make sure his daughter would have a future beyond living on a raft with the last polar bear. HTBAF mixes humor, facts and a sprinkling of experts (in tiny doses) to show how climate change is just one symptom of an even messier problem: overshoot. "Overshoot means too many people using up too little planet," says Cooksey, "so in the end, we either need fewer people, more planets, or we're going to have use less stuff. Or all three. I dib Mars." With its Everyman approach in the style of "Supersize Me", interviews with scientists, journalists and energy experts across North America, HTBAF takes the kind of information that makes most people... Written by Teri McArter

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Saving civilization with comedy!


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Conductor: Every environmentalist in the world is trying to figure out the answer to how to keep things the way they are, only have them all be green. But the real answer is there is no answer - or rather, the answer is so freakin' obvious that nobody wants to say it out loud. The solution to overpopulation? Less people... one way or another. The solution to oil going to a billion bucks a barrel? No more driving and flying. This isn't brain surgery. The reason they don't wanna say it out loud is, it would...
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Billions of people, animals, plants and insects were harmed during the making of this movie. I think we can do better. See more »


Right Here, Right Now
Performed by Jesus Jones
Written by Michael Edwards (as Michael James Edwards)
Used by permission of EMI Blackwood Inc.
All rights reserved.
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada Music Placement Division
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Changed my Life!
26 November 2010 | by mo-907-603167See all my reviews

I spent the last 5 years trying to convince people to read Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. But after watching Jon's Comedy Documentary, How To Boil a Frog, I'm on a new mission! Finally a documentary about Global Warming that gives us answers and hope, instead of a feeling of "UTTER DOOM". Lets face it - We all understand that we are destroying the planet. HTBAF shows us how we can save the human race by doing 5 things. And as far as Atlas Shrugged goes, well honestly... Is there really any hope for Government? lol! Speaking of HOPE....(Rhymes with POPE).. What a fun challenge it will be to get the Catholic Church on board the HTBAF Train!

Make Friends, Make Fun, Make Trouble! Perfect!

This Documentary is a MUST SEE for everyone interested in saving the Human Race!

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10 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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