Before his 2000 run for the presidency — a campaign blamed in some Democratic quarters for the election of George W. Bush — Ralph Nader was best known for being an idealistic, progressive, and effective consumer advocate. The thought-provoking documentary An Unreasonable Man traces his career over five decades and almost completely avoids any personal anecdotes (due to the fact that Nader lives an ascetic, work-centered life). EXTRAS A wealth of enlightening deleted scenes and mini-documentaries, some expounding on why most third-party campaigns are ultimately doomed. A-
Genre: Documentary; Director: Henriette Mantel, Stephen Skrovan; Runtime (in minutes): 122; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: IFC First Take
Posted June 15 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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