Those of you who keep up on my documentary picks know I'm a sucker for films about weird people. Weirdness, to me, is a positive personality trait. Farmer John is pretty weird. He's artistic and flamboyant. He turned his Northern Illinois family farm into a commune, much to the displeasure of his neighbors. When the farming collapse of the eighties struck, John had to sell off most of his equipment and land, but he could never fully let go of the farming lifestyle. It's a nice story, funny and a bit hokey at times, but it is ultimately a story of second chances.
You can add it to your Netflix lists HERE.