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Movie Trailer: Freakonomics by Barbecue Bros
August 17, 2010, 1:48 pm
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Freakonomics is the movie companion to the best-selling book of the same name, brought to you by the people behind Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Super Size Me, Jesus Camp, Why We Fight and The King of Kong. It arrives in theaters on October 1st and on iTunes a month earlier on September 3.

Official synopsis:

Alex Gibney (Enron:The Smartest Guys in the Room, Casino Jack and the United States of Money) delivers a visually arresting look at the crumbling façade of Sumo wrestling and exposes searing and violent truths about this ancient and revered sport. Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) offers up a buoyant and revealing angle on the repercussions of baby names. Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp) balance levity and candor with their eye-opening profile of underachieving kids incentivized to learn with cold hard cash. Finally, Eugene Jarecki, who brought us the unforgettably powerful Why We Fight, investigates an unsettling theory to explain why crime rates dramatically dropped in the early ’90s. Seth Gordon (The King of Kong) weaves the pieces together with brisk interludes, providing context and commentary from the authors. Freakonomics exposes the hidden side of everything, debunking conventional wisdom, and revealing what answers may come if one just asks the right questions.

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