Watch: The Minimalists: Less Is Now 2021 123movies, Full Movie Online – The film’s title was inspired by the popular maxim “Less is more,” popularized by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), who used this aphorism to describe his design aesthetic; his tactic was one of arranging the necessary components of a building to create an impression of extreme simplicity. The Minimalists have reworked this phrase to create a sense of urgency for today’s consumer culture: now is the time for less..
Plot: They’ve built a movement out of minimalism. Longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus share how our lives can be better with less.
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This is a documentary about Joshua and Ryan – not about minimalism; pretentious
If you want to learn what minimalism is or how it can help you, you won’t get this from this documentary. This feels like the rehash of the first one, and it’s basically a retelling of the TED talk that you can find on YouTube. There is nearly nothing new of substance in here, unfortunately.
The documentary starts by selling us a premise of “you’ll learn why less is more but for that, you need to learn our story first”. But the fact is we never get past their story, I was listening through stories of Josh and Ryan and was waiting for the “actual documentary” to start. But it never starts.
It touches multiple issues, it feels like it lacks substance and direction. This is a documentary about Joshua and Ryan – not about minimalism, keep that in mind.
The camera work and the choice of secondary guests is great, and I wanted to see more of that and more of them. Josh and Ryan, despite being prominent figures in the minimalism scene, are not relatable for most viewers.
Unfortunately, the criticisms from the first document, are even truer in this one and both Josh and Ryan often feel like they are humble bragging their wealth, six figures, their cars, or houses and telling us how awesome it is when you decide not to have it. I believe they are honest and if I ever have as much as they – I will try to live within my means. It feels very pretentious.
While I understand the message – don’t buy a BMW on credit if you can’t afford it – most people don’t have the luxury of NOT taking debt to own a house or a flat.
If you wish to learn about minimalism: I highly recommend Matt D’Avella’s YouTube channel (he is “behind the camera” in this one), the TED talk by The Minimalists or even the first documentary, not this one.
Has nothing to do with Minimalism
I was looking forward to know more about minimalism, sadly, I’m disappointed. It’s a “documentary” about two guys telling boring stories about their boring life. Nothing special!
Original Language en
Runtime 53 min
Director Matt D’Avella
Actors Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, Dave Ramsey
Country United States
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