Two Raging Grannies

Two Raging Grannies

DVD - 2015
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Two raging grannies on their mobility scooters travel from Seattle to Wall Street on a quest to find out whether perpetual economic growth is possible. Shirley (90) and Hinda (84) grew up during the great depression. This is a film searching for new answers, but also a film about friendship, coming of age, illness and fear of death.
Publisher: New York : The Disinformation Company, 2015
ISBN: 9781939517364
Branch Call Number: 338.9 TWO
Characteristics: 1 dvd (77 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: 2 raging grannies. [dvd]

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gnomenut
Mar 20, 2018

These two grandmothers aren't so much raging as barely ambulatory. Skip the main feature, go directly to the bonus material for the 4-star/90-minute reason to check out this DVD: Physics professor Albert Bartlett calmly deals with the grannies' annoying interruptions while delivering a spectacularly understandable explanation of exponential growth, along with examples of how sustained, continual growth permutes, and where it eventually must lead, whether economic, biological or otherwise. On the other hand, the main feature answers no questions. Rather, it simply showcases some of the grannies' cute and confrontational antics, and some of the sideways looks, disdain, and outright venom they foment in their wake. I wonder if the New York security thug ever found out he was filmed and recorded. Yes indeed, people just like him really do exist in the real world. Four stars for the bonus material, otherwise two stars for the feature.

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wildct2003
Feb 10, 2016

Felt a bit misled by the blurb for the film; I thought they were going to travel across and throughout the U.S. to get their point across/stir up trouble. I don't think these ladies can get up to the level of "raging" anymore. Slept through most of the film. Put off by their interrupting of a lecturer whose class they were auditing to get economic answers. Could they be part of the Scooter Mafia? I don't recall seeing them stand (as they are on the cover) unassisted for very long. Skip it.

jesking Dec 14, 2015

Hinda and Shirley are concerned about the economic future of their grandchildren and set off on an adventure to understand "growing the economy" and to figure out what they can do to help ensure a stable situation. Also, an unintended yet powerful look at how this country treats the elderly. One even has her life threatened for asking questions that were inappropriate for the venue they were in. Pretty interesting.

real_thing Nov 12, 2015

these grannies r smarter than alot of these college students even corporate hungery industies. MUST C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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