9 January 2010 | mcwhammer
Normal people pulling together for something different.
The best documentaries about common people are those that pick the kindhearted to focus on. Fifteen minutes into this film, you're completely drawn in to Jonathan Sawyer's plan. He wants to start a sport all about performing in a supermarket with shopping carts - called Aisling. And sure enough, people get behind it, including his town's mayor, and the local grocery chain. The stories of the contestants envelop you one by one, and even the few aislers with "dark sides" are only mildly dark. Though this sport didn't catch on and become professional, or even annual, for this brief moment in time, excited people from all walks of life pulled together to make it special.