Weight of the Nation (2012)
Critic Reviews for Weight of the Nation
Some of the talking heads wear out their welcome, making similar points over and over.
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.
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.
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