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Posted October 1, 2010
I purchased this DVD (yes, I paid about $20 for it.. talk about buyer's remorse) for a school research project I am working on.
The story is about a man named "Winter" who changed his name because he was worried about the government coming after him or some similar story. His lifelong goal is to visit every Starbucks and drink at least a 4oz sample cup of coffee.
While we see him running around in his underwear, acting like a lunatic in line for coffee, jerking around all over the place on a continuous caffeine high, I never really got to see any point. Why was this documentary made?
Some may say it is a look into the psyche of someone who isn't fully with it. But there are some sparks of genius in Winter. Certain points (when he isn't completely strung out on caffeine) he shows a lot of self-awareness and seems to know that what he is doing is nothing really world-changing, just something very eccentric.
Winter gives no reason for his addiction to Starbucks. It's hard to understand why he choose Starbucks as it isn't even examined in this film.
You've got to give Winter a lot of credit for what he is doing, it seems like it is a futile undertaking, but I cannot say the movie kept me intrigued.
Posted November 1, 2008
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