World's Largest (2010)
Movie InfoOlivia, Minnesota is home to the world's largest ear of corn. Stop in Ashburn, Georgia and you can see the world's biggest peanut. If you want to have a snapshot taken next to the world's largest killer bee, plan a trip to Hidalgo, Texas. All of these small towns have created giant replicas of commonplace things in a bid to bring travelers to their community in the hopes they'll stick around long enough to spend some money, and filmmakers Amy Elliott and Elizabeth Donius offers a bittersweet look at these overgrown tourist traps in the documentary World's Largest. The film visits dozens of cities where the economy is in a doldrums and civic boosters have created a massive public sculpture in hopes of attracting the attention of a world that no longer cares much for Middle America's main streets. Elliott and Donius also drop in on Soap Lake, Washington, where a number of locals are trying to pull together a project to construct the world's biggest Lava Lamp. World's Largest received its world premiere at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi … More
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