America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments
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America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments
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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"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."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Self-serving exaltations underscore Mr. Roberts's, well, slender charisma. (His narration is strikingly wit-, humor- and charm-free.)"
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"A priceless reminder about the value of being able to accept yourself just the way you are without succumbing to the societal pressure to measure up to an unattainable, ideal body-type."
‑ Kam Williams,
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A choppy, unfocused, intermittently compelling report on the tortured, fluctuating state of the national backside."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
"The look of the film reflects a miniscule budget, but it gets points for modesty and a keen sense of humor."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"No doubt, we the people are due for some lifestyle changes, but the film glosses some of the trickier obstacles to better health."
‑ Mindy Farabee, Los Angeles Times
"Roberts makes a sincere humanitarian, but he's a lousy journalist."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
"Director Darryl Roberts evokes heartfelt responses about America's obsession with dieting."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
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