Food, Inc.

Data
Title: Food, Inc.
Year: 2009
Length: 94 minutes
Director: Robert Kenner
Writers: Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein & Kim Roberts
Starring: Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan
Music: Mark Adler
Distinctions: Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature

My reaction
Synopsis: the writers of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore’s Dilemma tell you where your food actually comes from
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Concept: Good.
Story: Bad. There’s no story, just a lot of stuff to be said. As long as they get it all in before the movie’s over, it would seem to be all the same to them.
Characters: Indifferent. It’s really not about people, and when it takes the time to get to know someone, it’s a tedious distraction.
Dialog: Great. It’s a difficult balance to strike the right tone with this sort of subject, and they nailed it.
Pacing: Indifferent.
Cinematography: Bad.
Special effects/design: Bad.
Acting: n/a
Music: Bad.
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh). Pretty good when it comes to being informative and educational, but not so much when it comes to being a movie.
Objective Rating: 1.9/4 (Eh).

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