Bigger, Stronger, Faster*" isn't all hand-wringing and doomsday scenarios. Bell tries to impose a little sanity on the hysteria surrounding artificial hormones, piercing the political posturing. The ever-pious Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is indicted for legislating shamelessly on behalf of Utah's supplement industry; California Democrat Henry Waxman, who chaired congressional inquiries into steroid use in baseball, couldn't be more uninformed.

Bell's narration is a bit gee-whiz, but a journey out of naivete is what this film is all about. *

Produced by Alexander Buono, Jim Czarnecki, Tamsin Rawady, directed by Chris Bell, written by Chris Bell, Alexander Buono, Tamsin Rawady, music by Dave Porter, distributed by Magnolia Pictures.