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Life in a Day (2011) This compilation of several hundred home videos, all shot on July 24, 2010, and submitted by citizens around the globe, is so freshly edited, the… 2011-07-29 PG-13 PT90M Documentary National Geographic Entertainment
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Life in a Day (2011)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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VIDEO-SHARING Gusti Kompiang Sari, a maid, blesses a house in Bali, Indonesia in Life In A Day
VIDEO-SHARING Gusti Kompiang Sari, a maid, blesses a house in Bali, Indonesia in Life In A Day
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jul 29, 2011; Rated: PG-13; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: National Geographic Entertainment

This compilation of several 
hundred home videos, all shot on July 24, 2010, and submitted by citizens around the globe, is so freshly edited, the clips so free of the usual YouTube Stupid Human Tricks coyness, that it's easy to get addicted to its clear-eyed celebration of the rituals and dislocating comedy of life in the 21st century. It's our equivalent of that '80s art-film kaleidoscope Koyaanisqatsi. What's transporting about Life in a Day is that it's so much warmer and less abstract. B+

Originally posted Jul 27, 2011 Published in issue #1166 Aug 05, 2011 Order article reprints