The Beautiful Truth (2008)
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A troubled 15-year-old boy attempting to cope with the recent death of his mother sets out to research Dr. Max Gerson's claims of a diet that can cure cancer as his first assignment for home-schooling in this documentary from filmmaker Steve Kroschel (Avalanche, Dying to Have Known). Garrett is a boy who has always been close to nature. He lives on a reserve with a menagerie of orphaned animals, and over the years he's become especially sensitive to the nutritional needs of the diet-sensitive
Nov 26, 2008 Limited
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It's Michael Moore without the truculence, PBS without the pretension, CNN without the commercial grandstanding.
Comes off mostly like a hybrid of retro-style educational film and late-night infomercial.
The Beautiful Truth is a documentary about contemporary health hazards and alternative treatments.
There may be truth in what Kroschel says, but you won't find it in this pedantic film, which has all the veracity of a late-night TV infomercial.
The director's suggestion that big pharmaceutical companies have no interest in actually curing cancer is credible, but the film itself unfortunately makes Kroschel's beliefs come off like just so much hippie propaganda.
Caveat emptor really applies here, because your health is at stake. Do your research, do your homework, and use common sense.
A powerful documentary that offers both a chilling expose of the toxins in our food that are causing so much disease and an affirmation of a plant-oriented therapy that has cured cancer in many individuals.
An unusual and sobering documentary which turns conventional wisdom about health matters on its head.
Boring like a one-note school lecture but nevertheless is credible as it makes its case about the need for alternative medicines.
The picture carries an element of nostalgia and yet thunders down too hard with a lot of one-sided perspectives.
The end result not only constitutes an uncomfortable--dare I say, inorganic--collusion of fact and fiction but also suggests we're being indoctrinated into a cult.
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