MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,255 this week

America the Beautiful (2007)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 396 users   Metascore: 40/100
Reviews: 4 user | 23 critic | 13 from Metacritic.com

In a society where "celebutantes" like Paris Hilton dominate newsstands and models who weigh less than 90 pounds die from malnutrition, female body image is one of the more dire problems ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 08 Dec 2010
 
a list of 47 titles
created 06 Nov 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 01 Dec 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 15 Jun 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: America the Beautiful (2007)

America the Beautiful (2007) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of America the Beautiful.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Directors: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro
Stars: Christina Aguilera, Michele Bachmann, Chris Baker
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Jean Kilbourne's pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising. Her award-winning Killing us Softly films have influenced millions of ... See full summary »

Director: Sut Jhally
Stars: Jean Kilbourne
Girl Model (2011)
Documentary | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.

Directors: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
Stars: Ashley Arbaugh, Rachel Blais, Tigran Khachatrian
Dark Girls (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

Directors: D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke
Stars: Stephanie A., Soren Baker, Joni Bovill
Baldwin Hills (TV Series 2007)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Stars: Justin Walker, Willie Larson, Gerren Taylor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This multi-layered comedy follows a group of young African Americans as they struggle for both financial and sexual fulfillment in early '90s Chicago. At the center are underachiever Thomas... See full summary »

Director: Darryl Roberts
Stars: Darnell Williams, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Daniel Gardner
A NY Thing (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A French romantic follows his dream girl to NYC, but a weekend of white lies, one-night-stands and tangled love triangles prove infatuation and romance are not what they seem. Featuring indie darling Greta Gerwig.

Director: Olivier Lécot
Stars: Jonathan Zaccaï, Fanny Valette, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential Board of Education.

Director: Scott Thurman
Stars: Rick Agosto, Lawrence Allen Jr., David Anderson
Absent (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Documentary on the social pandemic of fatherlessness afflicting today's societies.

Director: Justin Hunt
Stars: Robin Decker, John Eldredge, Mark Garcia
Orgasm Inc. (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Extraordinary behind-the-scenes access reveals a drug company's fevered race to develop the first FDA-approved Viagra for women - and offers a humorous but sobering look inside the cash-fueled pharmaceutical industry.

Director: Elizabeth Canner
Stars: Elizabeth Canner, Darby Stephens, Virgil Place
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An age-obsessed daughter of a plastic surgeon takes a journey through America's $60 Billion a year anti-aging world. In this Alice-in Wonderland tale, McCabe spends 2 years traveling across... See full summary »

Director: Mitch McCabe
Stars: Sherry Lee Mecom, Lisa Airan, Julia Allison
It's a Girl! (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Every year in India and China, millions of babies are killed, neglected or abandoned simply because they are girls.

Director: Evan Grae Davis
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ted Casablanca ...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Herself
Chris Keefe ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Herself
Gerren Taylor ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

In a society where "celebutantes" like Paris Hilton dominate newsstands and models who weigh less than 90 pounds die from malnutrition, female body image is one of the more dire problems facing today's society. "America the Beautiful" illuminates the issue by covering every base. Child models, plastic surgery, celebrity worship, airbrushed advertising, dangerous cosmetics - no rock is left unturned. Written by samantha urban

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

surgery | plastic | fashion | anorexia

Taglines:

Does America have an unhealthy obsession with beauty?

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language, including sexual references | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 March 2007 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,125 (USA) (1 August 2008)

Gross:

$76,173 (USA) (21 November 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Darryl Roberts spent five years of his life making 'America the Beautiful'. See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Know
Written by Thurston Harris
Performed by The Lamplighters
Courtesy of King Records, Inc.
Under License from Ace Records, Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Thought Provoking
1 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

As a previous reviewer stated, this is not a polished gem. It does jump frequently from one sub-topic to another, but the beauty thread is always there. Personally, the breadth of the film didn't bother me. I think an in depth feature on one aspect of our perception of beauty would be boring. There are many points made in this film that are very interesting; things that I hadn't thought about before. It's easy to say things like "Models are model(s) because they are beautiful, that is their job and there is nothing wrong with that" and more difficult to see that often the requirements for a model's dimensions are unhealthy standards, which many women strive to achieve. I think the audience that could benefit the most from the message of this film is the teenage girl, but it's a good film for the parents of those girls as well, so that they may have more awareness to guide their children.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
*sigh* that Marquardt character... timarasa
Discuss America the Beautiful (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page