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Vegucated (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 10 September 2011 (USA)
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Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marisa Miller Wolfson Marisa Miller Wolfson ... Herself
Chloe Davis Chloe Davis ... Herself
Cody Tarlow Cody Tarlow ... Himself
Molly Wadzeck Molly Wadzeck ... Herself (as Molly Wadzeck-Allen)
Marj Kleinman Marj Kleinman ... Herself
Kneel Cohn Kneel Cohn ... Himself
Margaret Rose Champagne ... Herself
Steven Bari Steven Bari ... Himself
Eric Piatowski Eric Piatowski ... Himself
Chris Nixon Chris Nixon ... Himself
Meghan Scibona Meghan Scibona ... Herself
Tesla Lobo Tesla Lobo ... Herself
Brian Flegel Brian Flegel ... Himself
Ellen Mausner Ellen Mausner ... Herself
Jesus Chirinos Jesus Chirinos ... Himself
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Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the planet's fate may fall on their plates. Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them 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 convictions carry them through when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets? Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who are trying their darnedest to change in a culture that seems dead set against it. Written by Marisa Miller Wolfson

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Vegan Rock
(aka "Geeno's song")
Written by 'Art Halperin'
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Courtesy of Sword in the Stone Records, Inc.
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Movie raises awareness, but it's very one-sided
4 November 2013 | by roels50See all my reviews

Although I think this movie could have been much better, I gave it a 7. I really liked the concept of meat-lovers experiencing the vegan lifestyle, gaining knowledge about what happens behind doors to provide people with animal products. This movie raises awareness of crazy animal suffering, which so few people really know about. It is also great that this movie takes only 1 hour, which makes it easer for people to decide to go watch this movie.

Before I'll start about the downside of this movie, I want to add that I am a vegetarian and am considering veganism.

The thing that really annoyed me in this movie and actually in general discussions about vegetarianism/veganism, is that vegetarians/vegans always try to prove they've made the right choice, by only showing the veganism supporting arguments, images, studies etcetera, without showing ANY nonsupporting arguments/studies. What about the risks of overconsumption of soy (which is easy with soymilk, because this is highly concentrated with soy), what about people with allergies/intolerances which heavily limit their food options, what about nutrients like vitamin B12 and DHA (an Omega-3 fatty acid), or maybe even some thoughts about the lack of availability of vegan products elsewhere in the world to provide a fully nutritious diet and there are many other points of discussion which are not as easy as you would want it.

For me there are also so many questions unanswered, which nobody seems to talk about and this subject is so much more complex than this movie is showing. At least they added a humorous touch to the movie (although some humor could have been better.. :)), which compensates this problem a little.

Overall, the movie is OK and especially a must watch for ignorant people (which we have LOTS of on this planet), but it would certainly not survive the real critic.


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