America the Beautiful (2007)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  30 March 2007 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 423 users   Metascore: 40/100
Reviews: 4 user | 23 critic | 13 from

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 »



0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Darryl Roberts
Stars: Ragen Chastain, Deepak Chopra, Bill Clinton
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

CHASING BEAUTY provides a rare glimpse into the intriguing and complex world of modeling. Behind the glossy covers of Vogue and Glamour lie the rarely talked about, uncensored stories of ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Huff
Stars: Kelly Anderson, Jo Baker, William Barney
    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
Half the Sky (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

HALF THE SKY is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world's women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity. Our future is in the hands of women everywhere.

Director: Maro Chermayeff
Stars: America Ferrera, Nicholas Kristof, Diane Lane
Versailles (TV Series 2015)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Stars: George Blagden, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman
Edge (TV Movie 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A televised adaptation of the 'Edge' book series by George G. Gilman.

Director: Shane Black
Stars: Max Martini, Ryan Kwanten, Yvonne Strahovski
Audition (1999)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki
Joe I (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter
America: The Beautiful. (TV Series 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Robert Redford


Credited cast:
Ted Casablanca ...
Chris Keefe ...
Gerren Taylor ...


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 | See All (4) »


Does America have an unhealthy obsession with beauty?



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


Official Sites:



Release Date:

30 March 2007 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$76,173 (USA) (21 November 2008)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Over 900 hours of footage was shot for the making of 'America the Beautiful'. See more »


Danger High Voltage
Written by Dick Valentine (as Electric Six)
Performed by Electric Six
Courtesy of XL Recordings
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Powerful film!!
12 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a person who had an eating disorder as a college student, I can only say this film was incredibly powerful for me! I am now a mother with teenage daughters and I think everyone in America should see this documentary. The first thing I did when it was over was call my daughters and tell them, "you are beautiful just the way you are." Our beauty obsessed culture is destroying the lives of women (and men) as we are seeking more and more beauty in women. When you see the effect American media had on Fiji, you cannot deny the damage it plays in our culture. This film has changed me, and I hope others, for sure. Loved it!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
*sigh* that Marquardt character... timarasa
Amazon Prime link is wrong SalivationArmy
Discuss America the Beautiful (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page