A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
"It ain't paranoid if it turns out to be true." "Everyone wants to be remembered."
Positive Role Models
Steve Glew is a dogged, obsessive man filled with great ideas and not afraid to try them out.
Someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and another with bipolar.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A woman says a strong sexual attraction brought her and her husband together and decades later the sex is still great.
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"S--t," "hell," and "damn."
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Products & Purchases
The movie focuses on people obsessed with stuff, collecting and selling it.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
An adult smokes a cigarette. A reference is made to someone's past drug problems.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Pez Outlaw traces the strange uplifting story of a Michigan man who, through an obsession with an odd collectible, fought a corporate entity and nearly won. The documentary uses the world of Pez dispensers, a popular candy in unique packaging, to tell a story about individualism, quirkiness, courage, grit, and creativity, which could appeal to tweens and teens. Language includes "s--t," "damn," and "hell." An adult smokes a cigarette. A reference is made to someone's past drug problems. A woman says a strong sexual attraction brought her and her husband together and decades later the sex is still great. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The Pez Outlaw is a love letter to the quirky, an appreciation of outsiders and misfits. Glew wears his oddness with pride, claiming that's why people underestimate him to his advantage. An interview with a successful European collector bookends the movie. The collector questions the filmmakers' judgment -- why make a movie about a loser, he wants to know. It's a mistake, he insists. Let's just say he couldn't have been more wrong.
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