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Rise of the Sufferfests is the first documentary about Tough Mudder, Spartan Race and the global obstacle course phenomenon. The film asks why millions of people are suddenly paying to suffer through ice, fire, electricity, barbed wire, mud and more… and what it says about the world we’re living in. It features a colorful cast of characters from the cultish “OCR” community, as well as sharp—and often funny—social commentary from thought leaders like Morgan Spurlock, Tim Ferriss, A. J. Jacobs and Hanna Rosin. It also follows the misadventures of journalist-turned-filmmaker Scott Keneally, a self-proclaimed “beta male” who wanders deep into the crucible, tackling some of the world’s most brutal sufferfests. Far from just a movie about mud, it’s a smart, entertaining film about modern life and the journey of a “just enougher” to steel up in the face of fatherhood.

Customer Reviews

This is what OCR is about

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Tobin OCR
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2016-10-11
Great film, I've always struggled to explain the addiction of OCR to friends and family and this film helps explain the pain and joy we go through. Also it shows the addictive element of the races, to improve a time, get over an obstacle I failed on or just get the next headband or new medal.
The only warning I'd give is don't watch it if your planning your first Tough Guy, wait till you've finished 😉

Don't let it scare you! 😀

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aforandy
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2016-10-10
Genuine insight in to what makes us do what we do, and not just when we cross the start line. This project made me ask some questions of myself and helped me answer a few along the way. Whether you're already an OCR addict, trying to understand the attraction, or simply want entertaining, you'll love this documentary!

Brilliant insight in to our muddy world!

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Bensqdc
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2016-10-10
An excellent insight in to the OCR world, anyone who is taken part in a race I'm sure will relate to Scott's journey. Fascinating thoughts from non racers and others. A true depiction of the trials and tribulations of OCR.

Brilliant

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Purplebloke
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2016-09-12
This is a great film, not just about OCR (which is awesome!) but alos as deep dive into the psyche of those nutters like us who do this sport. It's also a great insight into the legend that is Mr Mouse and TOugh Guy as a whole. If you like the sport, you won;t be disapointed, if you've never tried it, maybe this will convince you to give a go. Even if it doesn't, it's brilliantly made and Scott is a such a likeable guy you can't help but root for him the whole way through. Looking forward to hitting Tough Guy in January.

wow

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Steiner888
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2016-09-08
I love OCR and this is a fantastic film about our