Life in a DayWhat happens when you send a request out to the world to chronicle, via video, a single day on Earth? You get 80,000 submissions and 4,500 hours of footage from 192 countries. The documentary serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.Keywords:
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Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 02, 2011
Almost inevitably, a film made from these snippets is less than the sum of its parts.
New YorkerAugust 08, 2011
This pointillistic view of everyday people never quite gels as a movie, but it has its point-and-click moments.
Christian Science MonitorAugust 05, 2011
What I took away were some individual moments from people whose lives I wish had played out more.
Boston GlobeAugust 04, 2011
Give Macdonald and crew credit for picking out good, clear, telling contrasts, and not sweating potential heavy-handedness.
Globe and MailJuly 29, 2011
It strives awfully hard for depth but, more often than not, comes off too shallow.
New York Daily NewsJuly 29, 2011
There are dull spots, as with any other day, yet "Life" aims to be, and occasionally is, like a YouTube-y "Our Town," giving a sense of what it is to be alive on planet Earth.
TheMovieReport.comJuly 16, 2012
All too well summed up by its closing bit, where a young woman bemoans how she hoped for an eventful day but ended up with another rather mundane one.
Capital Times (Madison, WI)September 23, 2011
The many windows into different lives, capturing moments humorous and sad, ordinary and momentous, build into quite a moving film.
sbs.com.auSeptember 02, 2011
It's best to simply ignore its corporate branding and accept the spirit of deeper understanding and celebration of the project's intention.
FILMINK (Australia)September 02, 2011
With director Kevin Macdonald finding a rhythm among the myriad footage submitted, this honest, funny and touching doco is an incredible achievement.
MovieTime, ABC Radio NationalSeptember 02, 2011
You walk out with a good feeling, having seen a lot of humanity in the almost raw.
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 02, 2011
It's a feel-good movie in that sense, affirmative without being sentimental or exploitative.
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