Embrace Reviews

September 15, 2017
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.
August 16, 2017
Frank body image docu advocates acceptance.
January 12, 2017
It has an indisputably worthy message, and should be essential viewing for young people.
September 1, 2016
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.
August 5, 2016
At 90 minutes, the film is too long, but it is never dull, partly because it's edited with pace and humour.
August 5, 2016
Taryn Brumfitt made the Australian documentary feature Embrace with the avowed aim of persuading women to be positive about their bodies.
August 4, 2016
As a piece of storytelling, Embrace is similarly intimate and idiosyncratic. And that's what makes it so accessible.
August 4, 2016
A highly accessible and refreshingly honest Australian-made documentary, Embrace is transmitting a valuable message all women should be hearing loud and clear.
August 4, 2016
Embrace is the kind of informative, helpful film mothers might want to take their young daughters to see, and teachers might want to show their students.
August 3, 2016
A film that is at points torn between the documentary filmmaking tradition and launching a hashtag-ready movement.