Vegucated

Vegucated

By Marisa Miller Wolfson

  • Genre: Marisa Miller Wolfson
  • Release Date: 2011-12-06
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 16min
  • Director: Marisa Miller Wolfson
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
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From 18 Ratings

Description

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.

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  • Boring

    2
    By J. Edward
    Poorly done; much more enjoyable and educational documentaries out there…waste of time and money.
  • Excellent!

    5
    By Kiwizz99
    Entertaining, smart, honest & life changing
  • Funny and an eye opening

    5
    By JMReynolds
    As a family we watched the movie and we really enjoyed it. We have been vegetarians and it was touching to see how this documentary changed my daughter's point of view and she is becoming vegan. This movie is a great way to bring awareness as to how we eat, where does it come from and what we truly eat.
  • Half educational, half misleading

    2
    By TunesJunkie88
    While I thing there is validity in vegan for some people, the way this movie goes about promoting this lifestyle is misleading. It definitely goes for shock value and to "scare" people into veganism. Also, as an avid reader on this topic (I like to be healthy too), I found several items that are misleading or even false. 1) Humans evolved to eat meat and plants. Humans did not start eating meat just because they moved away from equatorial regions. Our teeth and physiology are evidence of this. 2) The slaughter practices in the move are indicative of the worst conditions, typically those that combine lowering consumer cost and increased industrial volume. Many farms, particularly small ones focusing on sustainability, reduce volume and charge a higher price. This reduction in "efficiency" also lead to better animal treatment 3) Our position in the food chain assures that we can eat as we please and that includes animal products. The movie's information fails to acknowledge the effects of highly processed foods, and even recommends them, in the human diet. There is greater evidence that modern food processing is more hazardous to a human's health than simple animal products. Context is important here.
  • Half way through!

    5
    By sha"U"n_o me
    I was half way through this movie and had to write a review. I love meat and hate veggies, but this movie makes me think a little. Well done, seriously!
  • Helped me go vegan.

    5
    By Kindsoulgroove
    Along with a few other documentaries on health and the food industry, this documentary helped me go 100% vegan! Such a WONDERFUL life to live. If you're looking to make a similar change, perhaps this documentary will help. Thanks Marisa, Frank and Demetrius for making such a fun yet powerful documentary.
  • Oh no...

    1
    By SushiRobot
    …not another "meat is evil, vegan is the answer" propaganda flick. White carbohydrates are evil, keep your eye on the ball.
  • Some good info, but terrible food recommendations.

    2
    By J.Isreal
    I can’t honestly say that “I don’t like it,” but I will say how disappointed I was to see such awful food choices throughout the entire movie. Frozen, packaged, non perishable goods; processed, artificial “non meat and dairy” products all over the movie. She actually told them that Teddy Grahams was vegan, ha! Maybe so, but there was such a low sensitivity to non-GMO foods, gluten and sugar effects, along with the many issues that eating those processed, high-glycemic carbs they were eating all throughout the movie would do to them. It was a good effort, but maybe spent too much time at the surface, dealing only with animals rights—which was immensely informative—but not enough time on health and longevity. This might be one of the reasons why Tesla and the other gentlemen only lost 2 & 5 lbs respectively. They could have lost much more and seen many other performance enhancing effects (i.e. sharper minds, increased stamina, higher energy, better sleep, etc). In reality, if many of them continued eating much of the food they ate in the movie, they would have been infuriated to find out they may still have been at risk for many of the diseases they were trying to avoid, along with some others they may not have known they were even at risk for. Dr. Perlmutter, would probably appreciate this movie, but have a lot of concern with many of their food choices. All in all, trying to help people make better food choices for the sake of their health and global sustainability is a great thing, but it’s still very important to make sure the information is thoroughly helpful.
  • Very entertaining and informative

    4
    By Wiladalt
    My wife and I watched this and enjoyed it. In my opinion, we enjoyed seeing the different reactions of the different characters not used to eating many vegetables to becoming vegan. I'd recommend this to anyone who has an interest in where food comes from and enjoys watching everyday people put themselves in unique (to them) situations.
  • inspiring

    5
    By mady691050
    after going on the 100% raw vegan diet eating just vegetables and fruit my life completely got turned around I use to get awful migraines every day but after going raw I have no more health problems and I use to get an f in every single class but after going 100% raw I get an A+ in every class

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