Monday, July 11, 2011
Fat, Sick, And Nearly Dead: Terrible Movies #154
A pompous self-made millionaire travels America with a juicer and the crazy idea that fruits and vegetables are good for you, meets incredulous people who've never heard of a carrot, and we have to watch. While his mantra of increasing one's intake of fruits and vegetables is important, and one that millions of Americans desperately need, the entire film comes off as an overbearing and pretentious infomercial for juice machines. The second half of the film is quite interesting, when we meet a 400 pound truck driver with an auto-immune disease who takes up the film-maker's smoothie challenge, but the first half of the film features lots and lots of director/writer/cinematographer Joe Cross and his veggie-centric computer animations. It's inspiring to see Joe help someone, it would be better if we saw less of Joe. Have a nice fruit salad instead. I watched it on Netflix Instant Streaming.