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An Unreasonable Man

An Unreasonable Man

The success of the 2006 midterm elections may have tempered Democrats’ long-held grudge against Ralph Nader, but An Unreasonable Man is set to reopen the nasty wounds left from his quixotic 2000 presidential campaign, when several hundred votes for the Green Party candidate arguably cost the Dems Florida and thus, lest we forget, the election. Whether Nader was right to run or just downright delusional and ultimately destructive to the liberal cause is the controversial heart of the matter in this content-over-form documentary. It’s apt that the first 35 years of its subject’s unrivaled career of progressive advocacy– from “Unsafe at Any Speed” to becoming the consumer rights champion – are discussed for approximately an hour of screen time while the 2000 presidential race and the subsequent fallout matches that duration.

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