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100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

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Amy Badberg ...
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Merv Cross ...
Himself - Joe's Father
Virginia Cross ...
Herself - Joe's Mother
Joel Fuhrman ...
Himself - Nutritionist
Tammy Hamlin ...
Herself - The Markey Health Food Store
Stacy Kennedy ...
Herself - Senior Clinical Nutritionist, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Siong Norte ...
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Ronald Penny ...
Himself - Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of NSW, Medical Director, Good Health Solutions (as Prof. Ronald Penny)
Mandy Reinking ...
Herself - Hotel Staff
Austin Staples ...
Himself - Phil's Son
Barry Staples ...
Himself - Phil's Brother (as Barry 'Bear' Staples)
Phil Staples ...
Himself
William Staples ...
Himself - Phil's Father
Kit Willow ...
Herself - Designer, Willow Fashion Group (as Kit Willow Podgornik)
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100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn't end well- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn't far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body's ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it's at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers ... Written by Jamin Mendelsohn

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13 April 2014 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

*** (out of 4)

Good documentary in the same line as SUPER SIZE ME but this one here focusing on the importance of juicing. The film starts off as Joe Cross heads to America where he plans on eating nothing for sixty-days and instead of fast food it's all juicing. After this story we meet a truck truck weighting close to four-hundred pounds and then we see his journey as he tries to save his life. There are so many "health" documentaries out there that as a film fan you must go through at least half a dozen before you're going to find a winner. There's no question that this one here is a winner as it's quite inspirational and I'm sure that was the main goal of the film. Yes, some will complain that it's a sells ad for juicing and perhaps it is but the film doesn't get preachy and it never gets to the point where it's just bashing the viewer over the head with its own views. I think the film did a pretty good job at showing what juicing could do for someone if they're willing to do it and if they actually need to do it. I enjoyed the various interviews with people as they discuss their eating habits and I especially enjoyed those people who just refuse to juice even if it does mean helping their health. Cross, who co-wrote and co-directed the picture, makes for a strong lead and someone who can enjoy spending this journey with. The real breakthrough is with Phil Staples, the truck driver whose story is quite shocking in how well it goes. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is a good little gem that gets its point across while being entertaining as well.


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