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23 Ratings

Burt's Buzz

Directed by Jody Shapiro
Canada, 2013


Director Jody Shapiro (How to Start Your Own Country) ventures into the backwoods of Maine to find the reclusive Burt Shavitz, founder and (bearded) face of the all-natural personal care brand Burt’s Bees, in this wry, thoughtful and intimate portrait of a highly idiosyncratic pioneer.

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Burt's Buzz Directed by Jody Shapiro

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  • msmichel's rating of the film Burt's Buzz

    Meet Burt Shavitz. Ultimate outdoorsman without need of amenities or wealth? Taken advantage of dupe who could have been a millionaire? Patsy shrill for a corporation? Complicit hypocrite out to make a buck? Unfortunately Shapiro's documentary doesn't answer the question and gives us a mostly whitewash of the history of 'Burt's Bees' and Mr. Shavitz's continued involvement. The honey smells a little rancid to me.

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