• No Impact Man (2009)

No Impact Man

Release Date: September 11th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 19th, 2010

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

This documentary tells the story of author Colin Beavan, who went completely "green," giving up virtually all of the comforts of modern living -- electricity, gas-powered transportation, shipped food and public waste disposal -- in a drastic effort to curb his environmental impact. The cameras capture the toll this well-intentioned, year-long project takes on Beavan's wife and baby daughter, as well as the ways it brings this family closer together.

Cast: Colin Beavan

Director: Laura Gabbert , Justin Schein

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Charming, Fascinating, 2000s, New York City, Quest, Sacrifice, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Gabbert and Schein keep the focus on their subjects, interpreting their struggles through the ups and downs in the couple's relationship as they grapple with increasingly difficult issues. This character-driven approach draws viewers into the couple's struggle and prompts consideration of similar lifestyle changes. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    At once noble and naive, earnest and a tad obnoxious. show more

  • 70
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    It's even harder being the semi-supportive wife, which is what generates most of the electricity in this slight but entertaining documentary. show more

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