America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments
America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments (2011)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 12, 2011
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

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.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Self-serving exaltations underscore Mr. Roberts's, well, slender charisma. (His narration is strikingly wit-, humor- and charm-free.)

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Kam Williams

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

A choppy, unfocused, intermittently compelling report on the tortured, fluctuating state of the national backside.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

The look of the film reflects a miniscule budget, but it gets points for modesty and a keen sense of humor.

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Mindy Farabee
Los Angeles Times

No doubt, we the people are due for some lifestyle changes, but the film glosses some of the trickier obstacles to better health.

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Matt Pais

Roberts makes a sincere humanitarian, but he's a lousy journalist.

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Harvey S. Karten

Director Darryl Roberts evokes heartfelt responses about America's obsession with dieting.

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