Recipes for Disaster
A family on an oil diet
Director John Webster convinces his wife and two small children that the whole family should go on an oil diet, yet without having to give up their a middle class suburban lifestyle. All the everyday things that we don’t do, or that we can’t help doing, make up recipes for disaster.
The simple buying of bathroom products like toilet paper and tooth paste becomes a gauntlet, even Corn Flakes with it’s free plastic toy presents a challenge. In this comedy of errors they find themselves questioning their values and putting to test their will power and ultimately, their happiness.