"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
Many applauded that attitude when Nader was first making his name as a crusader, combating the automobile industry on seatbelt and airbag issues, writing Unsafe at Any Speed, fighting for product labeling and generally creating the modern consumer movement. However, when some of his supporters considered his futile 2000 run for the presidency as a backhand guarantee of a George Bush victory, Nader's unreasonableness became even too much for them.
An Unreasonable Man is the informative documentary from Steve Skrovan (a writer on TV's Everybody Loves Raymond) and Henriette Mantel (a former Nader "Raider" and friend of the crusader). By combining archival footage and fresh interviews, they examine those pros and cons. And, despite Mantel's ties to Rader, the film seems fairly balanced.