Screened Sunday, October 12, 2008
After the death of his brother, a Hollywood film music agent drags his son on an obsessive quest to recapture his own childhood through a globetrotting trek riding hundreds of roller coasters, collecting thousands of toys and transforming their home into “Kraftland,” a shrine to Disneyland and American Consumer Culture. A tender love story between father and son emerges via an almost maniacal pursuit of happiness.
This laugh-out-Ioud film captures a life filled with huge and cartoon-ish contrasts. It delves into the psyche of collecting as an obsession. And ultimately, in its own strange way, its about finding the real meaning of family.