When TOMAX discovers that his girlfriend, EVE, cheated on him, what was a normal self-consciousness about his stomach muscles, becomes an obsession with building the perfect washboard abs. ... See full summary »

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Sean Thomas ...
Tomax
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Eve
Greg Plitt ...
Ryan
Chris Rodenhizer ...
Dr. Strong
Denis Sergovskiy ...
Viktor
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Lei (as Emil Forest)
Paul Bean ...
Dash
Karen Holliday Gill ...
Katie
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Gym Athlete
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Gossip Girl
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Athlete
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Guy at the gym
Leah McCormick ...
Fitness Junkie
Donna 'Chipmunk' McCusker ...
Nurse
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When TOMAX discovers that his girlfriend, EVE, cheated on him, what was a normal self-consciousness about his stomach muscles, becomes an obsession with building the perfect washboard abs. As Tomax tries to work it out with Eve and justify their continued relationship, Tomax becomes enchanted with an anorexic gym addict, KATIE and slowly descends deeper and deeper into Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). In a world filled with self-obsession, Tomax questions the lengths one will go to achieve perfection. Will he succumb? Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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7 October 2008 (USA)  »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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Too Short!
14 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie delves into a problem that is very prevalent in society - people so obsessed with their bodies that they will do anything to change or improve them no matter how many friends they may lose along the way.

Working out at the gym is simply not enough for some people to get the body they want so they turn to surgery. Some of what is presented in this movie probably motivated Michael Jackson wanting the perfect nose and the 'purist' skin.

I would like to have known more of Tomax later life after his surgery. There was time to do this in the movie.

There was also time to pursue Katie's life, particularly what motivated her to work-out five hours a day seven days a week yet look like she was anorexic.

Flashbacks with the other characters would have been the way to identify their problems, not just with Tomax.

A lot more could have been done to have made this movie more believable. Although it averages 4.4 I gave it a higher number because it was well staged and extremely well-acted.

I just wanted more than it gave.


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