Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Burt's Bees

Kyle, my wife, Eryn, and I went to see Burt's Buzz at the Trylon tonight.  It's a documentary about Burt Shavitz, who was co-founder of Burt's Bees, and the face on their products.  He lives a simple life close to nature in Maine and wasn't part of the almost billion dollar sale of the company based on his original sales of honey.  As he says during the movie - and as others say of him - he only really needs some land, his dog, and not much else.  He's definitely an interesting character who lives life at his own pace.

I enjoyed the movie, which really focused on Burt's character and how it has (not) changed over his life.  The end of the movie really captures the pace with which he lives his life, a pace my wife found excruciating, and the son of the woman who sold Burt's Bees and had him sign over his share talks about how Burt finds more in a short walk than anybody he knows and that it's contagious.

It is also NOT this documentary: Burt Talks to the Bees

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