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A Place at the Table

(2012)

Rated PG for thematic elements and brief mild language.

PG In Theaters 03/1/2013 , 84min.
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90%
Viewer score based on 2 ratings
68%
Critic score based on 18 reviews

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March 02, 2013
laurasweet2006
Do you like great characters and great story-telling, along with beautiful cinematography and a gorgeous soundtrack? Then go see \"A Place at the Table.\" This is a riveting and important documentary that shows that we all pay a huge social cost by having so many underfed and undernourished citizens.
March 01, 2013
uup116
Where is the documentary on MANDATORY BIRTH CONTROL or VOLUNTARY STERILIZATION? This would fix 90% of the countries issues.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Time Out New York
As an info dump, Table is admirably efficient, addressing everything from obesity to the limits of charity. As a film, it’s less compelling, with only one subject — Philadelphia single mom Barbie Izquierdo — getting enough screen time to put a human face on the crisis. Full Review
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
The filmmakers vividly illustrate the power and depth of the long-spiraling problem of "food insecurity" by immersing us in the hardscrabble lives of a cross section of our nation's poor. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
In addition to the dismaying facts and figures is a fuller sense of what hunger can look like, and feel like, among the millions of Americans classified as "food-insecure" — those who may not know, for themselves or their children, where the next meal will come from. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
As important and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year, A Place at the Table makes it impossible to think of hunger as merely another symptom of a shredded social safety net. Full Review
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
Few are willing to publicly confess their hunger or undernourishment or place it on display. And the problem is kept hidden as long as charitable food banks and soup kitchens continue to disguise the depth of the hunger. A Place at the Table confronts the issue head-on and offers some solutions. Full Review

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