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Vegucated (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 10 September 2011 (USA)
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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.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marisa Miller Wolfson Marisa Miller Wolfson ... Herself
Chloe Davis Chloe Davis ... Herself
Cody Tarlow Cody Tarlow ... Himself
Molly Wadzeck Molly Wadzeck ... Herself (as Molly Wadzeck-Allen)
Marj Kleinman Marj Kleinman ... Herself
Kneel Cohn Kneel Cohn ... Himself
Margaret Rose Champagne ... Herself
Steven Bari Steven Bari ... Himself
Eric Piatowski Eric Piatowski ... Himself
Chris Nixon Chris Nixon ... Himself
Meghan Scibona Meghan Scibona ... Herself
Tesla Lobo Tesla Lobo ... Herself
Brian Flegel Brian Flegel ... Himself
Ellen Mausner Ellen Mausner ... Herself
Jesus Chirinos Jesus Chirinos ... Himself
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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 idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the planet's fate may fall on their plates. Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before. But can their convictions carry them through when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets? Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who are trying their darnedest to change in a culture that seems dead set against it. Written by Marisa Miller Wolfson

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Some good info, but too much of a farm animal rights activism showpiece
27 April 2013 | by leisasdSee all my reviews

The name "Vegucated" sounds to me like a film that would give you a good education on the benefits of a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. I like the concept of introducing 3 people to such a wonderful way of living. Dr. Fuhrman made an appearance, checking their health and showed how their health improved in the short time they were on the program. The show also exposed many problems in some slaughterhouses, dairy and large organic farms, which is appreciated since I am now more likely to purchase meat from small local farms. It was definitely extremely politically slanted for farm animal rights. Its as if they expect you to be shocked at seeing animals who are bred for food to be killed for that purpose. Or that Americans who are only used to seeing animals already dead in the supermarket would not be able to cope with the idea that they were once alive and were killed whether humanely or not. They spent way too much time trying to convert the 3 subjects, and the viewers, into farm animal rights activists. They should have spent some time showing viewers examples of people who have been positively impacted by veganism such as having their cancer (or other terrible disease) cured just by changing their diet. A visit to Florida to see the 70-year old Annette Larkin who looks 35 would have really made this documentary kick, if they really wanted to give a true education about veganism and not just a farm animal rights activist propaganda program.


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