Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

Directed by Errol Morris • 1997 • United States

Winner of a handful of best-documentary prizes, including those awarded by the National Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review, Errol Morris’s FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL interweaves the stories of four obsessive men, each driven to create eccentric worlds out of their dreams, all of which involve animals. There’s a lion tamer who shares his odd theories on the mental processes of wild animals; a topiary gardener who has devoted a lifetime to shaping bears and giraffes out of hedges and trees; a man fascinated with hairless mole rats; and an MIT scientist who has designed complex, autonomous robots that can crawl like bugs. As thematic connections begin to emerge, what begins as a darkly funny contemplation of the futility of human striving becomes a profoundly moving meditation on the very nature of existence.

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Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
  • Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

    Directed by Errol Morris • 1997 • United States

    Winner of a handful of best-documentary prizes, including those awarded by the National Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review, Errol Morris’s FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL interweaves the stories of four obsessive men, each driven...