The first thing I want to say is: Thank you very much, Athos, for posting this! I have actually been meaning to watch this for months now - I think I saw this post when you first made it and tried to make a mental note to come back to it when I have the time - so I'm sorry that it took me so long and I appreciate the recommendation!
I enjoyed the concept and the documentary they're discussing is a documentary I would be interested to see. (As an aside, is there a documentary of the sort they're discussing? Interested to see it if there is.)
However, I watched the movie itself and found it somewhat fluffy. It was almost satisfying, but then drifted to unbelievable and/or saccharine territory. For me, this most definitely took away from the message and the reccomendability of the movie; I don't really want to recommend a movie that I didn't enjoy no matter how interesting the message is.
It did amuse me that the 'editing chick' that was working on the project with her very clearly did not like her and felt no compunctions against showing it.
Thanks for your comment Trieste! I agree that the movie itself is kind of fluffy, but it was made for t.v. so I can't really expect high cinema.
What I enjoyed about it more than the acting, or even the premise for that matter, were some of the questions that were asked in the movie. The most memorable of such being when the truly overweight girl asked something to the effect of "When did my problem become everyone else's business?"
There's nothing wrong with society wanting to encourage healthy lifestyles, but there is a problem in my opinion when it feels the need to terrorize and berate others into it. First of all, it doesn't work because bullying of any kind is ultimately self-defeating as a form of motivation. Second, there's a HUGE difference between being healthy
and looking like some kind model and I think that sometimes society get the two mixed up.
Anywho, that's where I'm coming from. Thanks again for your comment. :)