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America the Beautiful (2007)

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 »

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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

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Does America have an unhealthy obsession with beauty?

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Rated R for some language, including sexual references | See all certifications »
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30 March 2007 (USA)  »

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Besat af skønhed  »

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

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$76,173 (USA) (21 November 2008)
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Over 900 hours of footage was shot for the making of 'America the Beautiful'. See more »

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I Put A Spell On You
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under License from Universal Music & Distribution Corp.
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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!


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