America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments (2011)
In an instant, 29 million Americans became fat, out of shape and dangerously obese... and they did it without taking a single bite of food. It was all the result of a decision to change the national standard for obesity. The question is "What was behind a ruling to declare so many people to be fat? Was it political, financial or for the good of humankind?" You'll find out that diet companies have raked in huge profits because of the new standards - guidelines the weight loss industry helped structure. The answer lies in a new film by award-winning director Darryl Roberts who, in a follow-up to America The Beautiful, examines the cause of our country's obsession with dieting. America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments also weighs in on the raging debate between doctors who say fat is healthy versus those who disagree. -- (C) Official Site … More
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Critic Reviews for America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments
Self-promoting physicians, shrinks, bureaucrats, and fashion models blather on about eating issues, yet Roberts glosses over the only real solution to weight gain: balanced nutrition combined with exercise.
If you're trying to lose weight, this movie will probably not help you , but it reflects the stories of a lot of our lives.
A priceless reminder about the value of being able to accept yourself just the way you are without succumbing to the societal pressure to measure up to an unattainable, ideal body-type.
No doubt, we the people are due for some lifestyle changes, but the film glosses some of the trickier obstacles to better health.
Self-serving exaltations underscore Mr. Roberts's, well, slender charisma. (His narration is strikingly wit-, humor- and charm-free.)
A choppy, unfocused, intermittently compelling report on the tortured, fluctuating state of the national backside.
The look of the film reflects a miniscule budget, but it gets points for modesty and a keen sense of humor.
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