America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments (2011)



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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
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Critic Reviews for America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

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.

Full Review… | December 1, 2011
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review… | November 30, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
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No doubt, we the people are due for some lifestyle changes, but the film glosses some of the trickier obstacles to better health.

Full Review… | October 14, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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Self-serving exaltations underscore Mr. Roberts's, well, slender charisma. (His narration is strikingly wit-, humor- and charm-free.)

Full Review… | October 12, 2011
New York Times
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A choppy, unfocused, intermittently compelling report on the tortured, fluctuating state of the national backside.

Full Review… | October 11, 2011
Village Voice
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Roberts makes a sincere humanitarian, but he's a lousy journalist.

Full Review… | December 1, 2011

Audience Reviews for America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments

Si tienes, lo que la mayoria identifica como, sobrepeso, gordura, etc... te recomiendo este documental. Acabo de verlo en Netflix y es genial, sobre todo para aquellos que tienen un cuerpo de forma redondeada. El mismo pone en cuestión la relación de la salud con la obesidad y muestra como los intereses comerciales son los primeros causantes del stigma que tiene la sociedad con todo aquel que tiene sobrepeso. Muestra con entrevistas y estadisticas una realidad que siempre ha tratado de tergiversarse. ¡Puedes ser un gordo saludable o un flaco moribundo!

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