The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2007)
Critic Consensus: Ostensibly a bio about an eccentric farmer, The Real Dirt on Farmer John also doubles as a stirring exploration of man's common struggle with loss and prejudice.
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Critic Reviews for The Real Dirt on Farmer John
It's fascinating that this portrait of the rise, fall and rise of Midwestern organic farmer John Peterson can be read in so many different ways, only some of which appear intentionally in Taggart Siegel's sympathetic documentary.
Of interest even to those not particularly interested in the subject of farming.
A beguiling combination of agrarian ode and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, deepened by Peterson's square sincerity as he struggles to find himself in relation to his family's land.
The Real Dirt on Farmer John turns into a portrait of how American family farming could blossom for a new century.
Audience Reviews for The Real Dirt on Farmer John
I think it is quite telling that a progressive farmer albeit one who is a bit eccentric is targeted instead of embraced. A lesson in how society deals with new ideas in a not so positive manner.
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