Weight of the Nation (2012)
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Some of the talking heads wear out their welcome, making similar points over and over.
What it's not is a takedown of the underlying problems that fuel obesity in America.
Spending four hours on the couch watching it certainly ought to open some eyes.
Weight pulls no punches, spares neither the multibillion-dollar food and advertising industries nor public officials for not only failing to fix the problem but actually making it worse.
It is an educational - but stern - warning about what the consequences will be if we don't confront this nationwide problem now.
As depressing as it is to listen to children who can't play because of their weight, there is much to be hopeful about.
A steady of stream of data is nothing compared to the individual stories this documentary tells, and how Nation contextualizes these problems within greater historical trends.
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