Bag It

2010 NR 1h 19m DVD

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Bag It

2010 NR 1h 19m DVD
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With a humorous tone, Suzan Beraza's documentary follows average guy Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a personal quest to figure out where plastic bags come from, why they're so ubiquitous and where they end up after they're thrown away.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
  • Jeb Berrier
  • Jared Blumenfeld
  • Martin Bourque
  • Michael Braungart
  • David Chameides
  • Theo Colborn
  • Richard Conlin
  • Peter Coyote
  • Anne Reeser
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Reviews

age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Bag It! is an entertaining and informative documentary about the mountains of trash humans create and dispose of in the U.S. today. A few scenes showing the disastrous effects of the pollution of our oceans on its wildlife (specifically, the albatross) may be unsettling for younger or more sensitive kids. In describing effecs of some toxins, the words "penis" and "sperm" are used. A baby is delivered on-camera, carefully filmed in a hospital setting. The pain associated with childbirth is kept to a minimum and there is no nudity.

Sexual Content

A married couple embraces when they reveal that they are expecting a baby. The film includes some moments from the baby's hospital birth, with careful angles and sounds, but clearly showing the delivery with a joyous outcome.

Violence

Some disturbing images of dead birds that have been poisoned by ingesting plastic particles found in the ocean, as well as a scene which depicts an animal autopsy (necropsy) in a laboratory.

Language

Includes scientific mention of "penis," "sperm count." One epithet: "sonsabitches."

Social Behavior

Advocates for individual participation in efforts to have a positive impact on our planet. Promotes thoughtful awareness of environmental effects of a consumer-driven culture, specifically focusing on single-use plastic materials and toxic chemicals currently found in everyday products. Offers concrete examples of ways to dramatically lessen impact of consumerism and to reduce exposure to chemicals.

Consumerism

Dozens of consumer goods are identified on supermarket shelves and in the background of scenes; all are shown to be using undesirable packaging materials.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Two characters share a brief toast and taste an adult beverage.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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