Marisa Miller Wolfson
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About the Movie
Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-loving bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to 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 conviction carry them when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets? Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.
This was a great movie about 3 people making a change to a vegan lifestyle. It touched on many aspects of the current corporate food system that is destroying our planet and compromising the health of the people that eat from it. It was also a little more personal in its delivery than films in this genre as it followed 3 averege people while they made they're trasition to a more thoughtful way of eating. All in all, if you're a person who cares about what you eat and have respect for the planet you live on, its worth an hour of your time to watch these people who feel the same way.
Being a vegetarian for over 15 years, I was completely shocked about how animals are raised and slaughtered. Not been able to sleep for quite some time, I vowed to also stay away from other animal products, like eggs and the occasional fish.
I wish this movie would be played in official places, malls etc. to make people aware - I was not aware just how brutal "so called people" are handling our animals.
A "Vegucation" for the Masses
Very informative. Great overview for those who are new to the idea of vegan and vegetarian. As they address the ethical aspects (environmental and animal rights fronts!), as well as the actual health logistics. The only thing missing, I would say, is there is no discussion whatsoever on the human ethics aspect (conditions that slaughterhouse workers are exposed to on the job every day). Entertaining and diverse group of people all brought together by a 6-week experience of veganism. And although where they all ended up was very interesting, it is not just the destination that was important, but also the journey there.