Written October 26, 2012
Definite movie for anyone that rides a bike. Great story line and shows the ins and outs of the sport throught the life of Levi. Inspirational moments throughout the movie and heartwarming experiences from a real life perspective. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to know an athletes life from a different perspective that many people may never experience or have seen before.
Written February 26, 2015
The Levi Effect was well done, but was a bit redundant, especially the discussion panel at the end of the movie. I wish they would have touched on the Tour de France a little more, but it was cool to see footage of the USAPC in our very own state! I would recommend it to others. It's nice to have the option to see special screenings such as this so, I hope that continues. It was a bit disappointing to see so few people in the theater. It might be a question of whether there is enough exposure to the masses.
Written October 29, 2014
The Levi effect is a fairly balanced portrayal of Levi Lepheimer. Though the juxtaposition of some of the Tour de France races with what we know now about the performance enhancing drug use by the team is rather ironic and to use the favorite adjective in the movie surreal. It gives good insight into cycling and also the Gran Fondo and the community of Santa Rosa... watch out for a population boom in that town. Nice to see time given to the folks that helped Levi succeed..the dentist, the mechanic etc...Definitely worth seeing if you are even remotely interested in cycling....the panel discussion at the end is absolutely dull except for Tom Danielson...he is a riot...too bad they did not have Horner...also....
Notably absent is much refernce to Lance and also you could tell it is still very difficult to discuss and talk about the use of performance enhancing drugs.
Written February 01, 2015
Less of cycling movie, and more about the man who spent so much time with Lance.
It gives an inside view of life before and after the doping crackdown.
Written July 29, 2014
I really enjoyed the movie. Makes me want to biking in Sonoma County. The panel discussion at the end was ruined by a horrible moderator. It was so horribly uncomfortable that I left the theater along with a number of others.