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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 (2014)

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Joe Cross examines how to make healthy habits last. Joe meets with experts who present realistic solutions to make long-term sustainable improvements to eating behaviors and overall health.

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What began as the story of one man, is now a story about millions. After the film "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" documented his 60 day juice fast, Joe Cross vowed never to go on camera again. Since then, more than 20 million people have seen the film and Joe realized there's still a lot for him to learn about becoming healthy and staying that way. "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2" taps into the tsunami of positive change that's sweeping the world when it comes to what we eat. As Joe sets out to learn how to be healthy in an unhealthy world, he talks to a wide range of experts, follows up with folks from the first film, and connects with new people along the way. Each one helps Joe learn that healthy eating is only one aspect of living a healthy life. From stay-at-home moms to world-class surgeons to office workers in Kenya, it seems like everyone is trying to be healthier, yet struggling to do so. While on the road, Joe experiences some ups and downs when it comes to managing his own weight. ... Written by Anonymous

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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 (2014)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Sequel to the 2010 mega-hit has Joe Cross returning to educate people on what has happened since the previous film. We learn that he went through some financial and relationship drama, which caused him to gain some of his weight back and this starts the new journey.

FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD 2 isn't quite as good as the original film but I think it's a worthy follow-up. Whereas the first film showed us how much weight could be lost due to juicing, this sequel pretty much tells us that it's impossible to juice every single day and stay 100% healthy the rest of our lives. This documentary tries to help people for the long haul and not just for a quick, sixty-day period. The film proves that most people can juice for a week but after that it becomes a lot harder as there are just so many foods out there and of course personal drama that might cause humans to seek food as relief.

For the most part I thought this was an entertaining film and like the first it's mainly here to try and educate people as well as teach them that there is support out there if they're needing it. The most interesting aspect comes from visiting with Phil, the truck driver from the first film who fell on hard times and ended up gaining most of his weight back. Technically speaking there's nothing too great about this picture but fans of the first will still want to check it out.


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