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The Age of Stupid [DVD]

Pete Postlethwaite , Fernand Pareau , Franny Armstrong    Exempt   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Pete Postlethwaite, Fernand Pareau, Jeh Wadia, Alvin DuVernay, Layefa Malemi
  • Directors: Franny Armstrong
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, Turkish, Polish, Romanian, Greek, Hungarian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Portuguese Brazilian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Dogwoof
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001U25NRW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,879 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off) stars as a man living alone in the devasted world of 2055, looking back at archive footage from 2007 and asking: Why didn t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), Arabic ( Subtitles ), Danish ( Subtitles ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), English ( Subtitles ), Finnish ( Subtitles ), French ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ), Greek ( Subtitles ), Hebrew ( Subtitles ), Italian ( Subtitles ), Japanese ( Subtitles ), Korean ( Subtitles ), Norwegian ( Subtitles ), Polish ( Subtitles ), Portuguese ( Subtitles ), Romanian ( Subtitles ), Russian ( Subtitles ), Slovenian ( Subtitles ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), Swedish ( Subtitles ), Turkish ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, Short Film, Special Edition, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: 'The Age Of Stupid is the documentary-drama-animation hybrid from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel, Drowned Out) and Oscar-winning Producer John Battsek (One Day In September, Live Forever, In the Shadow of the Moon).Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off, The Usual Suspects) stars as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055. He watches 'archive' footage from 2008 and asks: Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?Runaway climate change has ravaged the planet by 2055. Pete plays the founder of The Global Archive, a storage facility located in the (now melted) Arctic, preserving all of humanity's achievements in the hope that the planet might one day be habitable again. Or that intelligent life may arrive and make use of all that weve achieved. He pulls together clips of archive news and documentary from 1950-2008 to build a message showing what went wrong and why. He focuses on six human stories:- Alvin DuVernay, is a paleontogolist helping Shell find more oil off the coast of New Orleans. He also rescued more than 100 people after Hurricane...The Age of Stupid

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73 of 75 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly superb 3 Oct 2009
By Rob
Format:DVD
The Age of Stupid is a film about climate change, but it's not An Inconvenient Truth: Part Deux. Whereas the purpose of Al Gore's 2006 box office hit was to shake us from our slumber of self-comforting denial, Stupid is designed to take hold of our heads and smash our faces repeatedly into a table until we get up and do things differently.

It's indicative of how the debate has shifted over the last few years that Stupid does not spend time linking climate change with greenhouse gas emissions. The film states that less than 1% of climate scientists believe that there is any doubt about that link (even if this number rises to 60% when the general public are asked their opinion). The debate is over at long last, so the intention of Stupid is to use human stories to illustrate what a serious pickle our species has got itself into.

Stupid is mostly a documentary following the very different lives of six individuals and families around the world. The subjects include an oil geologist who lived in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit, attempting to deal with the devastation of losing everything he owned to a natural disaster that was probably worsened by the burning of oil that he discovered.

Stupid is immaculately produced, carefully involving the audience in the on screen emotions, from sharing the heartbreak of the elderly French mountain guide witnessing a glacier recede, to the frustrated anger of the environmentalist whose wind farm had been blocked by a local NIMBY campaign.

Linking the documentaries together is a series of animated fact files from Passion Pictures (famous for the Gorrilaz) and an innovative fictional subplot starring Pete Postlethwaite.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time to act smart 16 Mar 2009
Format:DVD
The Age of Stupid sets out to show us what the Earth will look like if we don't tackle the enormous problem we have unwittingly created - climate change. Combining real news and documentary footage of the climate change effects we can already see with a fictional portrayal of those to come if we do nothing, the cast and crew have created a very powerful and watchable film which every Earth citizen should see.

Several real lives are on display here, from the Nigerian woman trying to earn enough money to go to medical school in a land torn apart by oil extraction to the middle class British family fighting to create a wind farm against local opposition. Most moving to me was the 80 year old mountain guide in the Alps - a man as tough as old boots - nearly in tears as he describes the rapid retreat of his beloved glaciers and the ever increasing lorry traffic through the previously peaceful Chamonix.

We can pat outselves on the back and imagine we're living in the Golden Age of humanity as we live our comfortable, oil-dependent lives. But if we do nothing against this threat then whatever history the human race gets to leave behind will show that we have been living in The Age of Stupid, staring our own demise in the face and doing nothing.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The time is now 15 Mar 2009
Format:DVD
I was fortunate to see a Preview Sreening of this film, described by The Guardian as: 'The first successful dramatisation of Climate Change to hit the big screen'. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance? From an archive buliding containing some of the world's most precious art treasures, he shows us documentary footage of six contemporary characters - ranging from an 80 year old french mountain guide witnessing the shrinking of his beloved Alpine glaciers, to the belligerant head of an airline aspiring to be India's answer to Easy Jet. There are also stunning otherworldy animation scenes showing the devastated planet in 2055, and Monty Python style cartoon sequences delivering sobering stats on consumerism. All set to a cracking soundtrack from the likes of Depeche Mode and Radiohead. The science behind the film has been meticulously researched, but it's not all doom and gloom. The movie's real strength lies in its humour, and its hope. For it aims to turn every one of us into a Climate Change activist. There's still time to avert a global crisis of biblical proportions, but only if we act NOW.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Age of Stupid 1 April 2009
By Ali H
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Age of Stupid is a definite must see film, from both the vital subject point of view and for appreciating the art of independent film maker, Franny Armstrong at writing and directing such an incredible, powerfully told drama doc, with hardly any money and (I believe) only 1% of the usual carbon footprint most cinematic films are made with.

Starring the wonderful Pete Postlethwaite as the only man alive in 2055, looking back at his archive from 2007/8 and asking the question, 'Why didn't we do something about climate change when we could have?' the non preachy true story unfolds by taking journeys to different parts of the world, visiting people whose lives are already affected by the power of climate change.

Whilst each story is in its self is compelling, having them all within a 90 minute film, far from egging the pudding, shows perhaps just how desensitised and complacent different parts of the world have become to situations outside of their own experience.

As far as I understand Franny Armstrong and most, if not all of the team, worked for just the minimum wage, or maybe even less/nothing, for 5 years in order to make the film. The film wasn't funded by grants or money from corporate investors, but from individuals who believed in her, took a risk and shares in the project.

More info is available from [] Since the film's been launched 'Team Stupid' haven't stopped there and have launched the next step..... Not Stupid! All info, is on the web site.

In summary The Age of Stupid is well worth watching. It's educating, disturbing, inspiring, motivating and far from making people into eco geeks, just shows us how important yet ordinary we should consider the changes we can make in our lives as individuals now.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not enough information
I bought the DVD especially for Year 5/6 children at the Primary School where I work. This was recommended for viewing by the supporters of Climate Week, which happened at the... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Stephanie Syer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great resource.
An excellent documentary. Well put together & presented. Has been used successfully in a classroom for sustainability / climate change.
Published 2 months ago by Miss L A Gentle
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-see!
It's an excellent film about Global Warming. Especially the opening sequence with the Global Arquive located in a not distant future marked by the consequences of Global Warming is... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Miguel Dias
3.0 out of 5 stars A confusing message
Heard a lot about it.
I found some of the sub-stories, especially the Indian Airline boss, very contradictory to the overall message. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Val
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and instructive film
Very interesting and educational film. I'd reccomend it to anyone who wants to know a little more about the changes humanity is inflicting to our planet.
Published 15 months ago by Anonymous
1.0 out of 5 stars I certainly feel stupid!
This might be a brilliant film. I wouldn't know, because I haven't seen it.
I wanted to see it, I mean I bought it. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Mrs. Oddish
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch this and make up - if not wake up - your own mind...
This should be watched by anyone who has ANY interest in why things are not as they could OR should be. Read more
Published on 25 Mar 2012 by D. Delacovias
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting look at the world
Featuring the late Pete Postlethwaite this DVD gives a well researched and delivered look at the world and its declining state. Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2012 by Chris F
1.0 out of 5 stars stupid age of stupid
cherry picking facts to bolster half baked ideas. the content was delivered in a very boring manner and i fell asleep during the video and grudgingly awoke and watched the... Read more
Published on 5 Nov 2011 by terry fletcher
3.0 out of 5 stars Powerful subject, slightly imperfect execution
Sometimes powerful documentary on global warming, it has two key problems.

First, it often comes close to feeling like it is overstating its case, presenting things in a... Read more
Published on 10 April 2011 by K. Gordon
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