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From Fat to Finish Line (2015)

TV-G | | Documentary | 2 August 2016 (USA)
The journey of 12 people who share the common bond of losing 100 pounds on average and then embarking on one of the biggest challenges of their lives - the 200 mile mega distance Ragnar Relay Race.

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Angela Lee
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Credited cast:
Rik Akey Rik Akey ... Himself
Andrea Mendez Black Andrea Mendez Black ... Herself
Katie Foster Katie Foster ... Herself
John Hulsey John Hulsey ... Himself
Linda Romero Kuil Linda Romero Kuil ... Herself
Meredith Krakaur Rodriguez Meredith Krakaur Rodriguez ... Herself
Jennifer Roe Jennifer Roe ... Herself
Allison Dederer Romano Allison Dederer Romano ... Herself
Lealah Shahin Lealah Shahin ... Herself
Jen Small Jen Small ... Herself
Ada Wong ... Herself
Carly York Carly York ... Herself
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From Fat to Finish Line documents the incredible weight loss journey of a group of 12 new friends. Spread throughout the United States from San Diego to Maine, these former strangers became united through blogs, social media and friends of friends when race-enthusiast Rik Akey teamed with popular health blogger Katie Foster to form a very special Ragnar Relay team. Their vision was to put together a team of people who shared the common bond of losing and keeping off a significant amount of weight through running. In January 2013, the team ran the 200 mile Ragnar Relay race from Miami to Key West, FL.

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A Real Snore
9 October 2016 | by TRlNITYSee all my reviews

First, I want to say my review of this documentary in no way reflects the amazing feat these ppl accomplished, and continue to accomplish!

You don't get enough background on these folks to make that emotional connection. I think that's whats at the heart of the problem w/ the execution of this film. You never learn enough about these folks to get invested in them. Its really shallow when it comes to "putting you there" and making you feel what motivates these ppl. I don't need to see weeping or anything like that but I do need the filmmakers to make some effort to weave a story both present and past that connects me to this subject.

Overall, w/out an emotional connection - you better have some action. And sadly, the way its filmed isn't exciting or novel. There are no dynamic film cuts or angles. Its very repetitive and it never builds beyond boredom.

I wanted to be inspired, which is why I picked this film, but about 2/3 of the way through, when I realized the rest was going to be exactly like what I'd already seen, I just fast-forwarded to end and saw the same cuts I'd seen the whole doc. through.

A most uninspiring "we overcame" documentary. So disappointing.


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