The Botany of Desire
The Botany of Desire (2009)

Based on Michael Pollan's bestseller, this intriguing PBS documentary examines the ways that humans rely on (and relate to) four key plants: the apple, potato, tulip, and marijuana. Frances McDormand (Fargo) narrates each unique… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 28, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
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Sean Axmaker

... the botanical evolution of and human interaction with apples, tulips, cannibis and potatoes. The observations are enlightening.

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Daniel Hetteix
Lopsided and a bit misdirected, but overall entertaining and informative. The Botany of Desire is obviously trying to entice people into watching a film about… More
Mark Abell
A fascinating look at how plants and humans have interacted, down through the ages, benefiting both. Michael Pollan's premise is that by satisfying a human… More