King Corn (2007)
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Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat--and how we farm.
Oct 12, 2007 Limited
Apr 29, 2008
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Simultaneously nostalgic and sinister, King Corn mixes full-blown Americana with fast-food follies in the Iowa heartland.
A breezy diary from a pair of first-time farmers, as well as a wry rebuke to a nation devoted to eating cheaply but not necessarily well, King Corn makes its points without much finger-wagging.
While there's no startling news here -- most people know that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a staple in food processing and isn't particularly good for us -- this documentary neatly, and often humorously, summarizes a very unhealthy situation.
King Corn is entertaining enough, but it's also a moral, crucially skeptical road trip down the food chain.
It should be required viewing before going into a supermarket, McDonald's or your very own refrigerator.
We learn a few things from the two daffy guys about food, nutrition, agribusiness, and government support of the latter.
The film always teaches and entertains in equal, ample measure. It's a treat -- and it's good for you.
entertaining and even a little mischievous, it finds perverse outcomes, but no villains. It is informative, without creating partisanship, respectful without being patronizing, entertaining without being dumbed-down
King Corn becomes an indispensable supplement to Spurlock's Super Size Me.
Absorbing...it's a lot of science and perspective to cover, yet Woolf manages to keep King Corn focused and sedate.
An entertaining look at the flagship of American empty calories, King Corn is a few bushels short of being the next Super-Size Me, but brings a legitimate message.
Well, it's certainly one of the less blatantly compelling subjects on the non-fiction circuit, and the doc has a lower-octane approach than most, but King Corn is surprisingly absorbing and amusing viewing.
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