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Big Boys Gone Bananas

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Fredrik Gertten

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About the Movie

In 2009, Fredrik Gertten’s documentary, BANANAS!, chronicling a lawsuit against controversial food giant Dole was set to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Dole responded with an aggressive media and public relations campaign to quash the film’s release and discredit the reputation of the filmmakers. The filmmaking team behind BANANAS! refused to be bullied, filing a counter-suit and launching their own media strategy. A true documentarian, Gertten picks up his camera again to capture his fight for free speech. BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* is an in-depth case study of an independent filmmaker’s David and Goliath battle with a corporate machine whose financial and political influence must be exposed.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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76%
  • Reviews Counted: 21
  • Fresh: 16
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A provocative look at what can happen when corporate power takes aim at independent film. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Jul 26, 2012

Fresh: A David-and Goliath story that delves into corporate scare tactics, legal effrontery, brand protection, media manipulation, online propagandizing and craven behavior. – John Anderson, Variety, Feb 6, 2012

Fresh: An eye-opening look at the way the U.S. media fell lockstep behind Dole's claims. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Aug 3, 2012

Rotten: The film's protests of censorship ring hollow given its selective version of the truth. – Simon Abrams, Village Voice, Jul 31, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Great Documentary!

Shows the truth, which is a fight in itself.

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