The Biggest Little Farm
The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and their beloved dog when they make a choice that takes them out of their tiny L.A. apartment and into the countryside to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature.
The film chronicles their near decade-long attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees, hundreds of crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm’s ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, and to survive they realize they'll have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.
Los Angeles Times/Robert Abele
Once you absorb back-to-the-earth porn as lovingly crafted as "The Biggest Little Farm," you might just turn into one of those market gadflies who wants nothing but the most authentic story behind that dewy stone fruit or mocha brown egg.
Entertainment Weekly/Leah Greenblatt
A thoughtful and often profoundly moving portrait of the remarkable work involved in producing mindful food - and an eloquent reminder that so much of what we take for granted on our plates is, in its own everyday way, a miracle.
New York Times/Glenn Kenny
It may... revive your wonder at the weird but ultimately awe-inspiring ways in which humans can help nature do its work.
Audiences are invited to connect with the material as they might a good James Herriot story, forging a kind of familiarity that includes them in problem-solving each challenge, with the result that viewers share in the triumph of each tiny success.
Hollywood Reporter/Todd McCarthy
Once the film drops its initial idealization of back-to-the-land fantasies in favor of a more realistic assessment of the challenges involved, it becomes genuinely involving and heartening.