Follow the bizarre story of Winter, a man who has dedicated his life to visiting every Starbucks in the world. Discover the unlikely motivation behind his seemingly pointless and impossible mission. Learn how this near o... more »bsession has driven Winter to more than 6,000 Starbucks (and counting) since 1997. Ride along with Winter on a journey that has led him to nearly every U.S. state and several foreign countries in search of new Starbucks. See hilarious encounters with the people he meets along the way. Watch as he tries to break his longstanding record of visiting 28 Starbucks in one day to find out if that much caffeine can drive a person completely insane! STARBUCKING is truly the ultimate road movie. The story takes place on location everywhere, including the friendly neighborhood Starbucks down the street from your house. Sit back, have a cup of joe, and watch as one man defies society's norms in a never ending search for the lady in green...« less
Director:Bill Tangeman Genres:Documentary Sub-Genres:Documentary Studio:Heretic Films Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 04/24/2007 Original Release Date: 01/01/2005 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005 Release Year: 2007 Run Time: 1hr 13min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: Unrated Languages:English
Leigh P. (Leigh) from DECATUR, GA Reviewed on 11/14/2007...
An appalling showcase of a man's mental illness. Mental illness isn't meant to be paraded around.
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Relax with a cup of coffee
Mark Flanagan | 03/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this flick at the Sonoma Valley Film Festival. It is a winner! A very unusual and engaging documentary. Check it out!"
Had to watch
Terry Fritts | Moore, OK USA | 04/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is hard to describe this piece of work. Bizarre comes to mind but that's not really correct. I reached a point where I wanted to stop watching but I had to finish it. It is an experience in itself. What Winter does is some kind of performance art. There is precision and discipline and commitment and unbelievable effort and even deprivation involved in what he does. As I watched I had the strongest urge to go to my own Starbucks. Made me want to take a road trip,too. Freedom calls. And all of that rests on a barely submerged question of sanity. But is it his or mine? I'm glad I watched it and I may have to watch it again. "
Put on a pot of House Blend and enjoy
dj206 | Virginia, USA | 04/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Starbucks should give this dude a $1,000 card to spend at their stores for all the free publicity he has given them. As other reviwers have sad, it is a bizare and unique journey to attain the obviously unreachable goal of visiting every Starbucks. Worth a watch."
Pointless, but i couldn't stop watching
S. | Honolulu, HI | 05/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'd read about Winter in the Washington Post a couple years back...couldn't quite understand why he was on this quest. I found it interesting, how someone could have such a singular focus and follow through with such enthusiasm. So, I had to watch the film, hoping to understand why he worked so hard on his 'project'.
Winter himself thinks this project has no deeper meaning. Of course, he appears to be obsessive compulsive and to say the least, strange. That's about the only insight we get in this film. It offers no deeper meaning, doesn't put his quest into context, doesn't even make a judgement that visiting all the world's Starbucks is even possible. (I'd like to see a chart showing how quickly the chain is growing with respect to the rate in which Winter can visit the stores....this is seemingly a never-ending battle.)
About all we get is the camera following Winter, Winter acting goofy due to his over-caffeination, and some commentary by Winter on the progress of his quest. He does offer some philosophy in the form of a lecture...not sure where this lecture was given, nor why.
I can't say this was a particularly good documentary, but I couldn't stop watching it. I feel like watching this was pointless, just like Winter's pursuit."