This documentary is not about minimalism or how to reduce your frivolous consumption; it is just another vehicle for these two capitalists to sell their brand, which ironically revolves around buying less stuff. Also profiled throughout: a bunch of rich people who have the ability to toy around with the idea of minimalism while still hoarding money and space and poor people remain minimalist by necessity.
El primer trailer era muy bueno. Y no sé si siempre fue la idea, o se cambio cuando se dieron cuenta de que era muy ambicioso el plan, pero el titulo debería ser menos general/amplio y quizás más relacionado con lo que es el documental; un "viaje" de dos tipos por EE.UU.
The topic interests me but I didn't really learn much from the film. We all heard about how bad consumerism is. The portrait of the guys (the others were presented less) weren't inspiring enough as well as lack of creativity in the film - the director has chosen the conventional way of telling a story
Although it lacks political propositions, three stars: one for streaming this all over the globe via Netflix - and I prefer young people watching this instead of blonde-funny-sitcoms or 6-pack-action-bombing; another for standing a voice from within the problem and touch people with their message - knowing that stopping consumism is just utopic; and the last for predicting alfa consumers behavior. Nice try.
I'm not a minimalist, but I am careful with what I buy and how much I want/like or need it, and I think this is a bit exaggerated. Simplicity might help curing a depression/bad state of mind, but it is a simplicity in a mindful-like concept, not necessarily only relating to your belongings.
Privileged white people complain about first world problems in a series of repetitive, didactic, and ultimately vacuous vignettes. The result is an appalling "documentary" that would appeal only to Bay Area clean eating techies on their way to faux redemption. This self indulgent infomercial for muji and "frictionless lifestyles" is shameless. Minimalism does not offer a solution: in fact, it's part of the problem.
There is no question that consumerism doesn't necessarily lead to happiness. But this documentary is just two morons with a holier than thou attitude trying to make money (check the services they offer on their website, they even have a dating coach) by repackaging an idea that is as old as civilization itself.