The Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire

Featuring Michael Pollan and based on his best-selling book, this special takes viewers on an exploration of the human relationship with the plant world -- seen from the plants' point of view. Narrated by Frances McDormand, the program shows how four familiar species -- the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato -- evolved to satisfy our yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:120 minutes
  • Release:2009
  • Language:English
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:apple,   orchard,   pleasure,  

Michael Pollan, a professor of journalism and a student of food, presents the history of four plants, each of which found a way to make itself essential to humans, thus ensuring widespread ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


The Botany of Desire torrent reviews

Conrad T (it) wrote: Some laughs. But really cheap laughs.

Sini N (au) wrote: Piti kattoo se vampyyrijuttu mut tulikin vahingossa tm. Huono, huono ja huono, kalkkunatasoa.

Ella H (ag) wrote: A little bit of dogma kind of movie making there. Superb acting, great story, brilliant use of sound. Not for most audiences, you either love this or hate it.

Faley A (fr) wrote: Crappy bollywood copy from the Korean thriller ""A bittersweet life''.. frame to frame and character to character copy just drove me crazy...why r they so brainless and shameless at a time ??!!!

Jeff E (mx) wrote: I'm not sure if I've seen a worse movie. I would honestly rate it lower but Flixter's will not let me. No one should ever be forced to watch this movie... EVER!!! The back of the movie isn't even accurate.... You know the description of the movie on the back of all DVD cases??? Well this ones description had nothing to do with it! The movie completely sucked!!!

Jamie R (fr) wrote: It may not be the "Nail-biting thriller" it says it is, but Terminal Invasion is good old Bruce Campbell ass-kicking fun, and overall just low-budget fun.

Liam F (us) wrote: A super stylish elongated episode of one of my favorite shows.

Chris M (de) wrote: The debut film of a major talent

Richard D (jp) wrote: Luke Wilson stars as a pot dealer and sometimes artist who meets and falls for Alicia Witt. She encourages him to take more interest in his painting, but when her art dealer friend (Brittany Murphy) shows a bit too much interest in him, she runs off to New York with a rock musician (Jamie Kennedy). He mopes around with his buddies (Andy Dick & Jeremy Sisto) and heads off to the woods to trip on acid with Jack Black. An amiable film with a great cast that seems to live under the same pot haze as Wilson's character. The film's one major flaw is that Dick is annoying and is in way too much of the film's last act.

shannon f (fr) wrote: A little known gem of a movie with an inspiring story. Martin Sheen and Moira Kelly are facinating in thier roles.

Troy F (ag) wrote: If you guessed that the punchline to The Brady Bunch Movie is that a overly-happy, plastic sitcom family from the early 70's like the Brady's hardly fit into a society greatly changed since their time like the 90's, then you guessed correctly. But I personally think it works! It helps to have some minor background on the original show, but being a viewer who only saw a handful of original episodes, I still had a good laugh with this film. The whole "punchline" of the film isn't beating a dead horse though, cause it's not only about the Brady's not fitting into the 90's, but them being oblivious to how dated their mannerisms, fashions, and morales are. In a sense, the film is contrasting how family and societal values have changed crossing over to the 90's, yet also deliberately poking fun at the 70's and the plastic artificiality of the classic family sitcom. It does all of this tastefully, while not necessarily making fun of the show. Fans of the show can watch this and enjoy seeing these classic characters back, yet have a good laugh at being reminded just how the passing of time changes how we see this group of characters, like a sort of reality check. But even the film joins in on the fun and has its moments where it shows that even some dated values and ideas have their place in modern times! Essentially, it's both a tribute and a commentary in this case. I had a lot of fun with The Brady Bunch Movie's goofiness, corny jokes, and clever contrasting of sitcom and reality.

Tony J (br) wrote: We need a US format DVD over here everybody!!!

Private U (es) wrote: Sequel to Absent-Minded Professor. Not as good, but at least the Shelby character was cut back more. I HATED THAT GUY! I liked the idea of creating a cloud out of a ray gun and throwing a flubber gas filled football across the field while the other team stands all on top of each other to stop him. Love it!

Jennifer W (kr) wrote: This is a classic I have seen it but long time ago bit dramatic now

Blake P (ca) wrote: "Show People" is one of the classic comedies of the silent era, but for some reason, it's not available on Netflix. What a waste! Peggy Pepper (Davies) is a country girl with dreams of becoming a Hollywood starlet, and she and her father Colonel Pepper (Henderson) make a grand entrance into the biz. Though Peggy hopes to be a dramatic actress, she ends up getting stuck being a slapstick comedienne, something she really doesn't want. She doesn't like it at first, but when she begins a relationship with her co-star Billy Boone (Haines), everything goes better. A few months later however, she gets her wish and becomes a dramatic actress and changes her name to Patricia Pepoire, and that strains what she has with Billy. But sure enough, they get back together. "Show People" is one of the many movies that newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst had his mistress Marion Davies star in. Most of them are forgotten today, but this is always the one people talked about. Surely isn't hasn't aged to great (what was thought to be side-splitting in the '20's now seems rom-comish now), but there's something so magnetic about the actors and the plot. They achieve many things that silent movies didn't always grasp, and they make it a sil. mov that is really worth watching. Many of the comedic instances are pretty darn funny, and Davis and Haines pull them off effortlessly, as do the stars that come in for a cameo all the time. "Show People" is a very memorable comedy from the silent era that is very watchable. If I were you, I would cross your fingers that it's playing on TCM.