Forks Over Knives (2011)
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Documentary filmmaker Lee Fulkerson explores the possibility that so-called "diseases of affluence," such as heart disease, can be reversed by simply adjusting our diets to include less processed and animal-based foods. Back in the 1960s, Cornell University nutritional scientist Dr. T. Colin Campbell was working to find a way to feed the citizens of impoverished Third World nations when a trip to the Philippines forever changed the way he thought about food consumption. There, he discovered that
May 6, 2011 Limited
Aug 30, 2011
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Movies are like food. There are popcorn pictures that entertain you and the spinach movies that are good for you. In more ways than one, Forks Over Knives is a spinach flick.
A persuasive documentary on the health benefits of a whole-foods and plant-based diet.
As it stands, "Forks" is an interesting and informative health lecture that's sandwiched into a dry, repetitive documentary.
I'm guessing that after every screening of "Forks Over Knives," the theater is littered with half-empty popcorn boxes and unfinished containers of soda.
Enthusiastic but scattered documentary advocates a plant-based diet to prevent and reverse chronic disease. Sure to inspire lots of post-movie chatter.
"Forks Over Knives" works really hard to bring you around to its way of thinking, but it's really preaching to the faithful.
...a compelling argument housed in a deathly dull package; the kind of flavorless cooking that makes some folks run screaming in terror from a plate of steamed broccoli.
Could a movie save your life? Forks Over Knives is a documentary willing to try as it examines diet and degenerative disease.
"Forks Over Knives" feels like an important, balancing piece of nutrition information.
Much of this information, about meat being bad, plants being good, has been covered before, but Fulkerson brings a precision and a clarity to his presentation that hits hard as it explodes myths while also introducing startling facts, comforting and not
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