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: 3 out of 74 found boring (4.05%)

One-line Reviews (43)

really enjoyed it!

Great story, well constructed narrative and stunning cinematography.

Highly entertaining.

Entertaining, Enlightening, and Encouraging .

Stunning, lovely and well-filmed documentary .

Lovely and visually stunning .

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

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

Everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time.

Maybe a little too entertaining.

If you like pretentious, self congratulatory voice-overs by a guy who decided to become a farmer with other people's money, despite the notable handicap of knowing absolutely nothing about farms, because his dog Todd "asked" him to, then this is the documentary for you!

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

The Biggest Little Waste of Time .

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

Simple, stunning cinematography with a remarkable story of getting back to the basics in life.

What we end up with is a not very in depth, very repetitive look at their farming journey.

The cinematography in this documentary is stunning!

It's 85% a boring, self-centered, pretentious, completely uninformative waste of time, and 15% very nice footage of farm animals.

I found this to be so moving and fascinating.

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

High value engaging emotional ride .

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).

" Seeing a joke, I said "Or was it Todd who was saving me" - and we all laughed because you know, could you imagine if they actually said something so obvious and pretentious in the movie?

Apricot Lane Farms proves itself to be a fascinating ecosystem.

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.

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

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

From stunning night-time shots, beautifully captured insect filmography and documentation of a colorful pig named Emma and a resourceful rooster named Mr. Greasy, Farm is filled to the brim with color and energy courtesy of its non-talking inhabitants and with their help, its not hard to be inspired to take a sit back and ponder the joys of nature when it's allowed to flourish outside of man's constant meddling and the Chester's journey is one that will inspire you to take the time to smell the roses of the world in which we live in.

It did teach you, but you couldn't tell it was because it did it on such a fascinating way.

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

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

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM isn't an essential piece of Documentary filmmaking, but, it's an earnest and enjoyable journey.

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.

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

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

It was stunning, beautiful, emotional, and raw.

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

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.

There are times when the story and voice-over cross a line into sentimentality, but I couldn't help falling under the spell of this surprisingly informative, compelling and inspirational film.

It's simple, straight forward and entertaining.

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.

Typically audiences find documentaries to be boring and sometimes slow.

also funny and exciting!