Embrace (2016)



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The global issue of body image, associated negative stereotypes and what women can do to improve their physical and mental well-being are the focus of this documentary.

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It has an indisputably worthy message, and should be essential viewing for young people.

Jan 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Through her strong message of self-acceptance, Taryn shifts the focus of bodies and physical health to that of mental health; demonstrating that our obsession with image, especially the unattainable, is doing more damage that many may suspect.

Sep 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Frank body image docu advocates acceptance.

Aug 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For many, she won't be saying or offering up anything new, but what Brumfitt is doing, without the gimmickry of say That Sugar Film or Super Size Me, is highlighting how global the problem of body shaming and self-loathing has become.

Sep 1, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At 90 minutes, the film is too long, but it is never dull, partly because it's edited with pace and humour.

Aug 5, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Taryn Brumfitt made the Australian documentary feature Embrace with the avowed aim of persuading women to be positive about their bodies.

Aug 5, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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