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Breaking and Entering

4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Some say that to embrace one's greatest talent is to make the world a better place. Others see a grown man spinning a twelve-foot hula hoop and snicker about trivial obsessions. Breaking world records is a mysteriously seductive tradition, alternately inspiring, reckless, and bizarre. Follow a joggler, a grape catcher, and a man who cycles nowhere as they battle the odds - and their respective nemeses - in pursuit of global dominance. Since when is it trivial to dream?

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  • Actors: George Hood, Michal Kapral, Steve Spalding, Ashrita Furman, Paul Tavilla
  • Directors: Benjamin Fingerhut
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Virgil Films and Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 23, 2012
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008JEJRMG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #225,423 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Records were made to be broken, and this movie highlights just how far people will go to prove they are the best in the world at something. It highlights the very basic human instinct to achieve something no one has accomplished before. The movie uses seemingly average human examples and shows how this desire drives them to go well beyond what most of us would be willing to endure just to have their name in the world renowned book of Guiness World Records. These wonderfully constructed stories somehow accomplish making the viewer both empathetic to their obsessions, yet at the same time inspired by their will to accomplish their goals.
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This peek into the subculture of record breakers and wannabe record breakers is a blast. The three main stories are all compelling in their own way and the director does a great job of touching on the feats of several other bizarre and brilliant characters throughout the film. While you may shake your head at the aspirations of some of these people, you have to admire the drive and perseverance they demonstrate as they pursue their goals.
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By MonoTony on October 25, 2012
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This film runs the gamut of emotions. At times you feel embarrassed for the record-breakers, supportive of them, touched by their humanity and just plain entertained by their antics.

Expertly executed and terribly entertaining, you lose yourself in this poignant documentary. This is a wonderful film and great for the whole family! Watch it!
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Watched this and was really engaged and entertained! What's great about this documentary is that the producer went all over and really captured the essence of people and their desire to become the best and be in the Guinness Book of World records. Highly recommend.
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Reminds me of the great stuff by Errol Morris. A peek at one of the more bizarre subcultures in this country.
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i saw this doc at a festival in madison, wisconsin, and happily joined the crowd in a standing ovation. the subjects are varied, ranging from slightly deranged to wholly endearing, but i cheered for each and every one. competition docs seem increasingly common, but this one stands out, given that to set a guinness world record, one essentially competes against the planet's entire population. definitely on par with MAKE BELIEVE and KING OF KONG - and a good lesson in successful filmmaking on a budget. the director said it took him five years. hoping the next one comes sooner!
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