Common Sense Media reviews America the Beautiful for kids and families.
In a society where female body image is one of the more dire problems facing today's society, this film illuminates the issue by covering every base: child models, plastic surgery, celebrity worship, airbrushed advertising, and dangerous cosmetics.
Award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts' takes us into America's dieting craze and its insidious use of BMI and into the lives of industry leaders and icons like Deepak Chopra.
The United States of America is one of the wealthiest nations on the planet with many opportunities for its citizens. In 2004 alone, Americans spent $12.4 billion (yes, billion!) on cosmetic surgery. With such an abundance of wealth, why are Americans so discontent? Consuming almost 40,000 media messages a year, young Americans are told that unless you look like a supermodel or a rock star, you’re not good enough for anyone to love. In AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a 5 year journey and illustrates how these increasingly unattainable images contribute greatly to the rise in low self-esteem, body dismorphia, and eating disorders for young women and girls who also happen to be the beauty industry's largest consumers. With appearances by Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, and Anthony Kiedis, the film reveals that too much television and easy access to plastic surgery are conventional answers, but they do not fully explain this national psychosis.
Is Weight gain the biggest health crisis in America or is it weight loss? With our collective waistline expanding faster than ever, dieting has now become a national obsession. In what once was purely a woman's issue, more and more men are being targeted by advertisers to diet or bulk up to resemble the Adonis images on the cover of men's magazines. Award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts' provocative new documentary examines America's dieting craze and use of BMI. Roberts' witty exploration of America's unhealthy obsession with dieting and our current obesity crisis takes us on a journey through his pitfalls and triumphs with his own health and into the lives of industry leaders and icons such as Deepak Chopra, Arch Bishop Timothy Dolan and Supermodel Beverly Johnson.
From sea to shining sea, enjoy this musical tribute that carries you across 3,000 miles of imagery and song. This film takes you on a journey that lets your eyes, ears, and heart experience America.
Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a five year journey to examine America's growing obsession; physical perfection. With appearances by Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, and Anthony Kiedis.
Is Weight gain the biggest health crisis in America or is it weight loss? With our collective waistline expanding faster than ever, dieting has now become a national obsession. In what once was purely a woman's issue, more and more men are being targeted by advertisers to diet or bulk up to resemble the Adonis images on the cover of men's magazines.
Tabitha Stevens is back. But this time, the porn star is going to Dr. Motykie to reverse all of the cosmetic work she has had done to her face over the years. Can Dr. Motykie turn back the clock and give Tabitha a more youthful and natural look?
As the Diamonds make preparations for the birth of their first baby, Jason becomes overwhelmed with all the responsibilities of becoming a new father. Can he step up to the plate?
Ever since his mother-in-law has moved in, Dr. Rey has been feeling left out at home and Hayley is caught in the middle. Also, Hayley's mom feels she spoils the kids too much and tries to teach them some responsibility.
A former "Baywatch" beauty goes for a youthful glow, while the Reys go camping.
A female body builder goes in for labia reduction, while a pretty twentysomething wants to perk up her breasts.
A mom of two wants a Wonder Woman makeover, while an aspiring TV host gets a nose job.
A race car driver wants to pump up her flat chest. A bartender uses Botox to tame his sweaty armpits.
Can Dr. Rey help an ugly duckling morph into a Beverly Hills beauty?
New docs check in; a "Deal or No Deal" model goes bigger.
A porn star's mom gets a tummy tuck, while Dr. Kirby gives his mom a liquid face-lift.
A 63-year-old pastor pumps up his love life with a penile implant replacement.
A "Queer Eye" host hunts for the perfect pout. A female bodybuilder wants to reduce her breasts.
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