Buy Used
$3.69
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by -importcds
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet. Jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Shipping time 5-21 business days.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.66
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$5.99
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Sparks DVD Sales
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Life in a Day

4.2 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Nov 08, 2011)
"Please retry"
1
$3.70 $2.00
DVD
(Jan 01, 2011)
"Please retry"
1
$3.49 $0.38
DVD
"Please retry"
$26.69 $7.66

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

July 24th, 2010... 80,000 Lives... 4,500 Hours of Footage... 2 Award winning Filmmakers... Now one incredible motion picture event. What began life as a startling cinematic experiment has become a must see movie experience. Created entirely from footage uploaded by YouTube users, Life in a Day is a film first: exhilarating, moving and very, very funny... it is the story of our world. Told by us.

Review

"Without exaggeration, a profound achievement." --Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"A fascinating glimpse of the way we live today." --Helen O'Hara, Empire

"The best time capsule in the history of the world." --Josh Levs, CNN

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Cindy Baer, Moica, Caryn Waechter, Jane Haubrich, Hiroaki Aikawa
  • Directors: Kevin MacDonald, Natalia Andreadis, Soma Helmi, Joseph Michael, Joaquin Montalvan
  • 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:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: Virgil Films
  • DVD Release Date: November 8, 2011
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005HWAODY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,304 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
The editors chose such sweet and interesting video entries. The project was very cleverly put together--all the early-morning clips, followed by the wake-up clips, then breakfast clips, etc.--as if we were moving through one day (which we actually are!!). The soundtrack is perfect--not distracting, but enhancing the mood. The closing clip is so perfect one might wonder if it was scripted, but I know it was not. You will smile while watching the video, and your heart will be warmed by the experience. What a wonderful world we live in, peopled by individuals just like us--we all sleep and eat and laugh and cry and worry and rejoice. I applaud the conceptualizers of this project!!
Comment 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
The documentary, Life in a Day, by Kevin Macdonald was very interesting and entertaining, and I would recommend it to anyone. People from all around the world sent him videos, and he composed them all together to create this movie about one specific day. This documentary elicits many emotions from its viewers, because it shows many different parts and aspects of the world, and it really makes viewers appreciate what they have. The movie was not at all polemical, because even the people who had difficult lives were living, and the videos shown were sympathetic and interesting. There were people that were happy and celebrating, and there were also people who were moribund. Some people were going through an honest day of work, and others were complicit in an illegal act. The extreme variations among these videos made the movie so diverse and entertaining to watch.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Because this movie was created overwhelmingly by people, it is difficult to judge and rate; therefore, I judge it's humanistic value - and this movie excels. The one factor that as done "professionally" was the editing - and while good, the editing is not the focus nor is it distracting from the film. Therefore, the editing is too minimal to judge or rate... leaving only the humanistic value unscathed at a 5.0. This is a movie about people by people.
1 Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Life in a Day, directed by Kevin Macdonald is a spectacular movie about the different cultures on our planet. It's really incredible how different everyone on our planet is, how some people act, how some people live is so inspirational. There were many different people shown in this movie. The most incredible and motivational was a man from Korea biking around the world. The film crew did an exceptional job in getting different angles and different views of gigantic crowds, following a single person running through a city, and just in general getting videos around the world.
Earth is full of different species of animals, plants, bacteria and more. I think the weirdest of them all is humans. Every one of us is different and everyone thinks that one culture is either wrong or strange. Examples of this are the Israeli and Arab conflict. There was one scene that really grabbed my attention. There was a man probably in his early to mid-twenties they showed him doing parkour, parkour is a kind of running where you try and get somewhere as fast as possible. It involves jumping off of high bases and balancing on basically nothing. This though fun to watch was not what caught my attention. After all of his running he walks into a grocery store and starts looking around, he picks up food, takes it and leaves. He does not pay doesn't give them anything. This shows how some people live in basically nothing and need to steal to survive.
There was, at one point, a part about what people most love. Basically the whole part was a slideshow of people stating their most loved things on earth. Some people said family, some said life, it is incredible how many various responses you get. There was also a segment on what people most feared.
Read more ›
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Producing this movie was a monumental task. People from around the world were asked to shoot a short video on July 24, 2010 and upload it to youtube. I actually participated in this project, my video wasn't selected for the final movie but it was fun none the less. I watched the premiere of the movie, they streamed it live on youtube, it was very moving. I hope they do it again.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is an amazing feat by You-Tube and National Geographic. The idea of piecing one day from around the world into quick snapshots is wonderful. This film takes you around the world; getting an inside peak into troubled times (breast cancer), to the simple joys of life (a camp fire). You can see yourself in other cultures in the smiles and laughing to the heartache of feeling alone and lost. A very moving conglomeration of people and places pulled together from hours and hours of footage into this one movie. You realize again, how close we really are and alike to each other; the family we make as one.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This documentary is something that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. I don't remember exactly how it was I stumbled upon this movie but after seeing it, one thing was clear, I HAD to own this movie! I felt like, everything I've ever felt about life, about people, about the world was validated in this film. I felt connected to the rest of the world. I've always wondered about what was going on in the rest of the world that wouldn't normally be seen. Not the CNN or even the BBC version, but the untold, small town, middle of nowhere village, stories that are out there begging to be told! This was everything I needed it to be and more! I don't think I've been more in love with a documentary!
Life in a day is broad, simplistic, & beautiful!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video