Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2011)
Average Rating: 5.7/10
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Average Rating: 5/10
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One hundred pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn't end well -- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn't far behind. "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health.
Apr 1, 2011 Limited
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For all its aesthetic deficiencies and self-promotional aspects, it at least provides a valuable and important message.
"Fat, Sick" may be no great shakes as a movie, but as an ad for Mr. Cross's wellness program its now-healthy heart is in the right place.
A gonzo, if somewhat gimmicky, approach to advocating healthy living; it's like Super Size Me in reverse.
Phil's journey to health, with the help of Cross, transforms a lacking showpiece into a powerful tale of will and mentorship.
[Cross] tells us of his self-redemption and his explanation of the principles is mostly entertaining, though eventually repetitious. The case histories he presents are effective and even sometimes moving.
The first half is a sycophantic and unfocused look at the health benefits of liquidated fruits and veggies, but Fat's latter half blossoms into something unexpected and heartrending, making it a passable recommendation.
This Oprah-ready doc about the beneficial effects of good dieting manages to be educational and watchable without making you feel too bad about that Twix bar in your mouth.
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