Not sure what this movie wants to be. A representational view of the people on our planet? Then it is overambitious and clearly fails. The clips are missing coherence. A good director could have made something out of it but in this case all that remains is the dull insight that 'life is beautiful'. My advice is to browse YouTube yourself. You will find better material and can act as a better director in the process.
Watched and evaluated by a scientist in the year 2510: "Oh look, in 2010 there has been a clear distinction: People in so-called underdeveloped countries were working so hard (and - like these African women - singing so nicely or - like the little shoeshine boy - had such a beautiful smile on their faces) while the rest of the world, especially people of the Western culture, had a lot of fun during their days."
It's worth for the concept and the execution. It was the first project of this magnitude. Not sure there will be another. Things, in three years, already changed quickly. Everyone is used to having (like with Facebook) their media being owned by the service they use online. The need to ask users to donate media is probably outdated. Will opensource have something to say about this? Are pre-teens already different?
Not too impressed.The idea to gather videos filmed in one particular day by non-professionals is alright and quite attractive but after watching it for half an hour, the film looses its appeal. Maybe the given chance to film practically everything, with some exceptions where people had to answer a few questions, wasn't that wise of a choice, coz it's pretty obvious that "all are different but also quite the same"
It is surprising how a film spanning the content of people of the world in one day, cut down to a mere 95 minutes, further allowed me to grasp the relation we all share, despite cultural differences, in the simplicity of being alive(love, hopes, fears, etc.) and all that is attached with living and surviving another day. A truly inspiring movie.
É uma viagem brilhante sem forma ou estrutura. Por momentos, parece que percorremos o planeta terra num único dia e esse foi o 24 de Julho de 2010. A variedade de captações, de histórias, de culturas, de momentos, de contextos e pessoas é mote de sonhar em ultrapassar os limites em que estamos limitados.
I found this to be a very beautiful look at life during one single day on Earth, I didn't think it was boring at all, had me interested all the way through. To me it represents who I am as a human being, my fears, my loves, what makes me laugh and cry, because hey, thats life, man. If you can't watch this movie as a human being instead of a film critic then why are you watching?