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Eating Animals (2017)

Unrated | | Documentary | 15 June 2018 (USA)
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An examination of our dietary choices and the food we put in our bodies. Based on Jonathan Safran Foer's memoir.

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Credited cast:
Natalie Portman ... Self - Narrator
Bruce Friedrich ... Self
Pete Kaiser ... Self (Chair in Animal Infectious Diseases, Roslin Institute)
Jim Keen ... Self (Professor of Veterinary Epidemology)
Bob Martin ... Self (Center for a Livable Future)
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Eating Animals is the feature-length documentary adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's critically acclaimed book of the same name. The film reveals through intimate narratives what has happened to our country in the past 40 years as we have moved away from traditional farming communities to massive industrial farming complexes that produce a seemingly endless supply of so-called "cheap" meat, eggs, and dairy. What starts out as a simple question - where does our meat come from? - quickly takes us down the rabbit hole of today's industrial animal agriculture and becomes an exploration of the ultimate stakes of eating animals, the destruction of farming, and the complete unwinding of the American mythos.

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Because of her work on the film. Narrator Natalie Portman, along with the rest of her family, became Vegan. See more »

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Self (Professor of Veterinary Epidemology): There's inherent cruelty in that system. I look back on it now and I say, 'How could I not see that?' Maybe it's like if you don't wear glasses and you can't see real well and you put your glasses on and then, 'Wow, there's a whole new world out there.' Maybe it was sort of like that.
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23 June 2019 | by annhbyrnesSee all my reviews

This truly is eye opening. We need more films and people trying to tell the truth about where their meat is coming from. I appreciate everyone who put this film together but factory farming needs to stop and it's making us all sick. This is educating the public and I thank you. Please think about these beautiful sentient souls that deserve a healthy. happy life.


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15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$34,524, 17 June 2018

Gross USA:

$149,614

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,993
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