I recently had the pleasure of catching a sneak preview of the daring new documentary, Forks Over Knives. I’m gonna go ahead and say it right now: I am HELLA biased, so this ‘review’ is going to read more like a ‘rave’, okay? What can I say, I’m a health geek to the core. This is my scene – my rock concert! And when Rip Esselstyn came out in the flesh to introduce the film . . . well, I squealed and just about peed my pants like a fan girl. Okay so maybe I’m exagerating, but seriously people, the dude’s a hottie. Hello, intellectual vegan fireman! *swoon*
Er, so about that movie . . .
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I loved this film! I found it both informative and entertaining, which are the two key criteria for a successful documentary. It did tend towards repetition, and I found it a little heavy on the back story. And some of the visual data (graphs) could have been better presented (for clarity). But as a whole the message was profound; an engaging, cogent case for a plant-based diet. I’m just thrilled that this info is finally going to be framed for mass consumption. Yes!
But like I said, I’m biased. So I took an omnivorous companion with me, to get an ‘outsiders’ perspective (to be fair, Libs is super open-minded and dating a vegetarian). So what did she have to say?
“Compelling” was the word she kept using. She was very moved by the message, especially by the scientific story. She’s been rethinking her own diet, she says, and also wondering how to share this info with her loved ones. I’d call that an impact!
Forks Over Knives will be hitting theaters on March 11, 2011. SEE THIS MOVIE! And please, take every one you know, ha!