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The Quantified Self2015

  • 3.3
The story of a family fixated on perfection is depicted in THE QUANTIFIED SELF. Their pursuit of perfection rests on collecting data about themselves; data that can be tracked and ultimately improved. All their efforts to be the best family possible mean that they use quantification instead of intuition, emotion and affection. In effect, their relationship with data has become a substitute for real human relationships. And their pursuit of the unattainable has replaced the search for their own humanity. As a family they feel unhappy and disconnected but on paper everything looks great.

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Absorbing critique of some of the most well traveled yet insidious aspects of our culture.

The performances are compelling-- Is it an instructional? A documentary? Or a spoof?

A stunning achievement realized inside mere minutes.

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Absorbing critique of some of the most well traveled yet insidious aspects of our culture.

The performances are compelling-- Is it an instructional? A documentary? Or a spoof?

A stunning achievement realized inside mere minutes.

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Superb. accomplishes in mere minutes a perfect movie.

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Maybe I need to pay less attention to my Fitbit and pay more heed to the world around me. Thanks for the eye-opener!

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Wonderful short film. I enjoyed it so much when I first watched it at a film festival that I thought about it for days. Thought provoking enough to join Fandor to watch it (and other fantastic films) again. Highly recommend.

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