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  1. RommelJ.
    Oct 21, 2007
    10
    Have been watching this documentary on the Sundance cable network and it is highly compelling, a tour de force in that it speaks volumes to the deaf ears in Palm Springs, San Diego, Congress and the California Legislature who refuse to do anything to stabilize the impending entropic ecological disaster which is Salton Sea/Sink. If the sea should evaporate at its current rate, the effect Have been watching this documentary on the Sundance cable network and it is highly compelling, a tour de force in that it speaks volumes to the deaf ears in Palm Springs, San Diego, Congress and the California Legislature who refuse to do anything to stabilize the impending entropic ecological disaster which is Salton Sea/Sink. If the sea should evaporate at its current rate, the effect that an exposed alkaline flat would have on Palm Springs would be devastating, and this film touched on that subject, if only cursorily. Expand
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  1. 70
    Occasionally lighthearted but always affecting cautionary tale.
  2. 80
    Plagues & Pleasures is kinda like one of those travel videos, except it's offering you a vacation like you've never had before and it's not loaded with bulls---.
  3. To their credit, directors Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer, both of San Francisco, poke gentle fun at the locals without ridiculing them. The film's playful spirit is underscored by catchy steel-guitar melodies (courtesy of the Friends of Dean Martinez) that perfectly suit the bone-dry setting.