The Biggest Little Farm

Release Date:May 11, 2019
Review Date:May 29, 2019
Reviewer:Blake Leath
Genre(s):Documentary/Docudrama

It's not quite as great as the hype, but it's a beautiful and inspiring pic. Gorgeous, luscious cinematography. Moats of dandelion dust and billowy spiderweb filaments glisten and dance in dusk's sunbeams.

And to see this precious couple upgrade from a second floor 1' x 2.5' porch garden suspended from the railing of the balcony right outside the door of their cramped Santa Monica apartment to 200 sprawling acres of Monticello-like heaven with their adopt-a-dog, Todd, is pure poignancy. Very 'circle of life.' How befitting, for example, that every blessing brings a new, unforeseen burden. Yin and yang. A splendid fruit harvest brings a bajillion birds and snails; ducks love snails...and coyotes love ducks. Eventually 87 barn owls devour 15,000 gophers in a single spring.

On and on it goes. My, oh my, what a wondrous sight to behold.

A great film for kiddos, too, especially if one aims to educate through a modern, authentic version of Old Macdonald's farm. "Ee-i-ee-i-o!"