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Bag It (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 1 September 2011 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jeb Berrier ... Jeb Berrier
Jared Blumenfeld Jared Blumenfeld ... Himself
Martin Bourque ... Himself
Michael Braungart Michael Braungart ... Himself
David Chameides ... Himself
Theo Colborn Theo Colborn ... Herself
Richard Conlin Richard Conlin ... Himself
Peter Coyote ... Himself
Linden Dahlkemper Linden Dahlkemper ... Herself
Sylvia Earle Sylvia Earle ... Herself
Marcus Eriksen Marcus Eriksen ... Himself
Suzanne Frazer Suzanne Frazer ... Suzanne Frazer
Eric Goldstein Eric Goldstein ... Himself
Elizabeth Griffin Elizabeth Griffin ... Herself
Scott Harrison Scott Harrison ... Himself
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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, and looks at what we can do about it. Today. Right now. Written by Anonymous

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Is your life too plastic?


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An excellent, thought-provoking, but still enjoyable documentary
12 March 2013 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

The combination of a light touch and humor, real emotion (halfway into filming the on-screen narrator finds he is going to have a baby, so suddenly the issue involved gets much more personal), intelligent presentation of facts without screaming in your ear or overstatement, and the (sadly comic) attempts to be balanced and get the chemical industry to go on the record add up to a much more enjoyable and effective environmental documentary than most.

This is the kind of film that makes you want to change your own habits, and believe you can make a difference, while never feeling like you're sitting through a 'this is good for you' lecture. It reminded me of Michael Moore's documentaries, in its playful tone about a serious issue, but this has a lighter, less sarcastic, more lovable hand.

This would also be a terrific educational tool for 'tweens and teens (there's probably a bit too much slightly, good natured ribald humor for little kids, and some of the sad images of wildlife killed or injured by plastics might be a bit upsetting.

Kudos to all involved for this timely and important work that will certainly effect my relationship to plastics in my world.


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