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Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead
     

Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead

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Director: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr

Cast: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr

 
Overweight Australian filmmaker Joe Cross attempts to wrestle back control of his failing health during a cross-country trek in which he engages everyday Americans in discussions about food and obesity in this lighthearted documentary addressing a deadly serious subject. Clocking in at 310 pounds and pumped full of steroids to battle a debilitating autoimmune disorder

Overview

Overweight Australian filmmaker Joe Cross attempts to wrestle back control of his failing health during a cross-country trek in which he engages everyday Americans in discussions about food and obesity in this lighthearted documentary addressing a deadly serious subject. Clocking in at 310 pounds and pumped full of steroids to battle a debilitating autoimmune disorder, Cross realized that he would soon be dead if he didn't make some major lifestyle changes. But pharmaceuticals were only treating his symptoms, and no doctor seemed capable of providing the long-term care and support it would take to turn his life around. Desperate, Cross loads up his car with a juicer and a generator, and pledges to survive on nothing but fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Not long after his journey begins, Cross quickly realizes that he's well on his way to ending his growing dependence on prescription drugs. His body has begun to heal itself, and as the process continues, Cross attempts to prove just how empowering it can be to take responsibility for our own health.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2011
UPC:
0804879167693
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
NR
Source:
Passion River
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
4,693

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director's audio commentary ; Additional scenes & testimonials - more than 90 minutes of additional material

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
1. G'Day Joe [8:30]
2. Time to Juice [7:11]
3. Land Down Under [12:19]
4. Cowboy Cafe [9:02]
5. Joe's Disease [5:23]
6. Joe Meets Phil [5:10]
7. Apple in the Sky [2:47]
8. Call for Help [8:41]
9. Rebooting Phil [9:39]
10. The 4th of July [4:42]
11. Day 30 - Phil [8:56]
12. The Heart of a Bear [5:32]
13. Personal Responsibility [7:44]

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Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SandiGA More than 1 year ago
My husband and I started juicing after watching this film. At first, I was reluctant. After one week, not only have a lost weight, but this is the best I have felt in many, many years. I'm thinking clearer, and lost all desire for junk food. Thank you for sharing your journey to wellness with our family! Rebooter family in GA!
Lucy71 More than 1 year ago
I have now bought three DVD's to give away to friends. Joe Cross travels across America talking with people about health and in particular juicing to get healthy. I could relate to many of the people interviewed--the excuse of just not enough time to get healthy. The story of Phil, the truck driver, was so inspirational and when I saw him jogging I just felt so inspired. Joe comes across as a friend, never preaching, and compassionate and someone you would really want to go on this health journey with.
gclaheh More than 1 year ago
I can't give this a five star review because I didn't really do the juicing diet.  I just enjoyed watching this it was fun watching this overweight man  lose all the weight and become super attractive.  That happened to other people on the show too.  Juicing must be like the fairy godmother drink for Cinderella wannabes everywhere.  If you are on a blind date with an unattractive man, whip out your juicer and make him drink it and he will become your knight in shining armor.  Too bad that there is no drink out there to fix someone's selfishness, arrogance, or shallowness.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago