The Biggest Little Farm (2018) - Documentary

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Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

IMDB: 8.1
Director: John Chester
Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 2 out of 43 found boring (4.65%)

One-line Reviews (28)

I do think the problems were important but it got a little repetitive.

The story of how two people just decide to try traditional farming during the drought in California is entertaining.

The cinematography in this documentary is stunning!

While on the surface this story sounds VERY dull, it's amazing that it isn't.

Then to realize that they also told their story in such a real, creative and compelling way makes it all the more awe inspiring.

It was stunning, beautiful, emotional, and raw.

The cinematography is stunning, the wildlife scenes are amazing, much better than I thought it would be.

Everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time.

High value engaging emotional ride .

Lovely and visually stunning .

Overall, "The Biggest Little Farm" is entertaining, enlightening, and ultimately encouraging.

and hence chances are that we are seeing only the very best (and worst) moments, but that in reality there was a lot of hard and mundane farming work being done to transform the previous (dead) farm into the oasis that it it eventually would become again.

Overall, it's an enjoyable film that will hold your attention.

Entertaining, Enlightening, and Encouraging .

This story gives hope that there is an alternative to the downward spiral of intensive, mono crop farming that is destroying our soil and threatening the sustainability of our food.

The farm documents a family's fascinating attempt to co-exist with nature, including the species traditionally thought of as pests (even if it means turning those pests into part of the diet for the domesticated species).

also funny and exciting!

Great story, well constructed narrative and stunning cinematography.

It is as interesting, entertaining, and informative as it is aesthetically beautiful and awesome.

Typically audiences find documentaries to be boring and sometimes slow.

I cried a lot during this, multiple times, it's an engaging ride.

Even if I'm not a back to the land type, the film itself is engaging, the people in it are compelling, and what those people get up to in it should hold your attention.

The film, with stunning cinematography of nature as a feast for the eyes, takes the viewer on a rollercoaster ride with the tickles in one's stomach at the sight of newly formed buds opening or piglets being born and then plunges into the tragedy of loss inherent in the cycle of life.

I highly recommend it; actually I think it's a movie everyone should see to gain respect for Farmers, animals, & nature!!

The story is very compelling, especially for people who are already into connecting with nature and for sustainability.

Highly entertaining.

Apricot Lane Farms proves itself to be a fascinating ecosystem.

So yes, the farm was a very good idea and the documentary is very interesting and entertaining.