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How to Boil a Frog (2009)

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How to Boil a Frog is an eco-comedy that gives an overview of the Big Mess We're In - environment, energy, economic - and lays out a set of personal solutions that will make your life ... See full summary »


Jon Cooksey


Jon Cooksey
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Credited cast:
Jon Cooksey ... Conductor / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Anielski Mark Anielski ... Himself - Economist
Dylan Archambault ... Crash Victim
Pascal Belanger ... Actor / Crying Man
Mike Brawan Mike Brawan ... Himself - Pastor
Anita Burke Anita Burke ... Herself - Sustainability Consultant
George W. Bush ... Himself - Former President (archive footage)
Tayla Clarke Tayla Clarke ... Teenager in Nightmare Scenario
Debbie Cook Debbie Cook ... Herself - ASPO Member
Julian Darley Julian Darley ... Himself - Journalist
Yvo de Boer Yvo de Boer ... Himself - Climate Change Czar
Jack Dhaliwal ... Dad in nightmare scene
Lauren Donnelly Lauren Donnelly ... Wounded Girl in Nightmare Scenario
Michael Edwards Michael Edwards ... Police Officer
Avery Fane ... Father - car crash in Nightmare Scenario


How to Boil a Frog is an eco-comedy that gives an overview of the Big Mess We're In - environment, energy, economic - and lays out a set of personal solutions that will make your life better and save civilization as a by-product. HTBAF chronicles Jon Cooksey's personal, three-year adventure as a filmmaker, activist and, above all, a father driven to make sure his daughter would have a future beyond living on a raft with the last polar bear. HTBAF mixes humor, facts and a sprinkling of experts (in tiny doses) to show how climate change is just one symptom of an even messier problem: overshoot. "Overshoot means too many people using up too little planet," says Cooksey, "so in the end, we either need fewer people, more planets, or we're going to have use less stuff. Or all three. I dib Mars." With its Everyman approach in the style of "Supersize Me", interviews with scientists, journalists and energy experts across North America, HTBAF takes the kind of information that makes most people... Written by Teri McArter

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Saving civilization with comedy!


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Release Date:

10 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Yvo de Boer - Climate Change Czar: I'm terrified.
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Crazy Credits

Filmed on location on the only Earth we have at the moment. See more »


Right Here, Right Now
Performed by Jesus Jones
Written by Michael Edwards (as Michael James Edwards)
Used by permission of EMI Blackwood Inc.
All rights reserved.
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada Music Placement Division
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Self-righteous drivel
10 October 2019 | by XenophonSee all my reviews

If you are a climate hysteric you'll lap up this nonsense, if you have any common sense at all you will see it for what it is, preachy crap, but do fast forward to the end just to see how these doomsday cultists expect us to live, in what looks like a communal shopping mall; no thanks

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