We gave it a B
You’ve probably never heard of Emanuel Bronner, but you may have used his soap. It’s that scented liquid, often peppermint, that comes in a bottle plastered with tiny-print utopian rantings. Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox, a nifty curio of a movie, tells the story behind the soap: how it became an accidental hit with counterculture types; and how Bronner, a German Jewish chemist, escaped the Nazis, then an American mental institution, to spread his gospel of ”All One” harmony — even as he trashed his family’s life to do it. It’s like Capturing the Friedmans scrubbed to a happy ending.