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      Into the Weeds

      Released Oct 3, 2023 1 hr. 36 min. Documentary TRAILER for Into the Weeds: Trailer 1 List
      100% 13 Reviews Tomatometer 57% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Does the most widely used weed killer in the world cause cancer? Into the Weeds: Dewayne "Lee" Johnson vs. Monsanto Company follows the story of groundskeeper Lee Johnson and his fight for justice against agrichemical giant Monsanto (now Bayer, which bought the company in 2018), the manufacturer of the weed killer, Roundup. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate -- the active ingredient in Roundup -- as "probably carcinogenic to humans." A year later, Lee Johnson filed a lawsuit claiming that Ranger Pro, a commercial-grade variant of Roundup, was a substantial contributing factor in causing his Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Johnson's was the first 'bellwether' case in a mass tort against Monsanto involving tens of thousands of plaintiffs. Blending interviews, trial footage, news coverage and vérité, the film follows the progression of this groundbreaking trial, while also telescoping out to understand both ubiquity of use and its global repercussions. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 23 Buy Now

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      pam s Such an informative film with world class experts. It's captivating and moving. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/18/23 Full Review Jonathan N This film is an exceptional deep dive into the complicated case of Johnson v. Monsanto Co. It presents the legal material in a highly digestible way that anyone who watches the film can understand, while being engaging still for those that do deal with law. Being a film that deals with recent events, it is a "must see," so you can know what Monsanto has done to the planet. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ben Kenigsberg New York Times [These] stories illustrate the breadth of the ecological and agricultural challenges that remain. Dec 7, 2023 Full Review Barry Hertz Globe and Mail Through deft editing and a keen sense of detail, Baichwal manages to compress the case of Johnson vs. Monsanto Company into a superbly paced, tightly wound thriller. May 17, 2022 Full Review Dennis Harvey Variety Provides another illustration of coldblooded corporate denialism in the face of widespread harm. May 16, 2022 Full Review Bobby LePire Film Threat Into The Weeds is a most satisfying but frustrating experience. The satisfaction comes from how well-made and engrossing the film proves to be. The frustrations lie in the true story being documented. Rated: 9/10 Dec 11, 2023 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation The film is a lot to digest and can feel cluttered and rushed...but...if nothing else, it may cure you of the urge to mutter “ambulance chasers” at every class action ad you see on TV from here on out. Rated: 2.5/4 Dec 2, 2023 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review The format can feel like a hodgepodge at times, but the disturbing story is a riveting account of a capitalist conspiracy. Rated: 3/4 Nov 29, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Does the most widely used weed killer in the world cause cancer? Into the Weeds: Dewayne "Lee" Johnson vs. Monsanto Company follows the story of groundskeeper Lee Johnson and his fight for justice against agrichemical giant Monsanto (now Bayer, which bought the company in 2018), the manufacturer of the weed killer, Roundup. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate -- the active ingredient in Roundup -- as "probably carcinogenic to humans." A year later, Lee Johnson filed a lawsuit claiming that Ranger Pro, a commercial-grade variant of Roundup, was a substantial contributing factor in causing his Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Johnson's was the first 'bellwether' case in a mass tort against Monsanto involving tens of thousands of plaintiffs. Blending interviews, trial footage, news coverage and vérité, the film follows the progression of this groundbreaking trial, while also telescoping out to understand both ubiquity of use and its global repercussions.
      Director
      Jennifer Baichwal
      Executive Producer
      Geralyn White Dreyfous, Daniel Iron, Nicholas de Pencier
      Screenwriter
      Jennifer Baichwal
      Distributor
      Fathom Events
      Production Co
      Mercury Films
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 3, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 8, 2023
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