(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
DATE REVIEWED: 03/23/2016
FORMAT: Streaming (Google Play)
TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 22 minutes
DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 17.8 miles
TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4444.7 miles
SYNOPSIS: The lives of four couples are chronicled as they shun convention and attempt to live in small mobile houses.
CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The counter culture is alive and well and living in the Pacific Northwest.
PROS AND CONS: A good documentary for its style, which is narrative free and voyeuristic. You are a fly on the wall watching and listening as the participants unfold their stories, which all center around building a modern gypsy wagon to live in.
The film is engaging at first and it embraces the non-conformist in us all. The person that wants to shuck it all and break free of societies bonds. But eventually, the film turns to the ‘problems’ that the various participants are dealing. Problems dealing with relationships, dead parents, and suicide.
In the end, they all build some really cool houses and live happily ever after. Well, sort of. They all come off as emotionally fragile and in need of some counseling.
To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.
This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.
Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film.
This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle. A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.