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.

Director: John Chester
Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 2 out of 55 found boring (3.63%)

One-line Reviews (31)

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 cinematography in this documentary is stunning!

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.

Great story, well constructed narrative and stunning cinematography.

Apricot Lane Farms proves itself to be a fascinating ecosystem.

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

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

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

Typically audiences find documentaries to be boring and sometimes slow.

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

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

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.

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

It was stunning, beautiful, emotional, and raw.

also funny and exciting!

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).

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

Highly entertaining.

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

Everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time.

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

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

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

Lovely and visually stunning .

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

High value engaging emotional ride .

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.

Entertaining, Enlightening, and Encouraging .

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