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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
- 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.
Fresh: A David-and Goliath story that delves into corporate scare tactics, legal effrontery, brand protection, media manipulation, online propagandizing and craven behavior.
Fresh: An eye-opening look at the way the U.S. media fell lockstep behind Dole's claims.
Rotten: The film's protests of censorship ring hollow given its selective version of the truth.
Shows the truth, which is a fight in itself.