Embrace: The Documentary

2016

Documentary

195
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 760

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Ricki Lake as Pepper Walker
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794.67 MB
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English 2.0
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90 min
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Reviewed by arfdawg-1 1 / 10 / 10

How to Build Delusion

What a stupid documentary. Nothing to recommended here. I'm so tired of people making money off pretending its OK to be fat etc etc. Get a real job

Reviewed by tedlandberg 9 / 10 / 10

Good message, but irrational

It seems like this was well intended, but it is full of bad psychology and double standards. Yes, women should love their bodies, and fat people shouldn't feel ashamed. However, if you're trying to make a point by remaking a photo shoot of a skinny girl and an athletic guy from a clothing company, don't make it with a fat girl and an athletic guy. I understand that the image being sold to young girls is not healthy, but the same could be said about men in fashion magazines, fashion shows, movies, TV shows, ads, etc. I don't feel great when I walk by advertisement displaying a guy with 50 abs, or looking at a magazine with 20 ways to get a beach body by summer, but I don't feel like I need to make a documentary about it. I just don't buy those things. Getting older sucks, sugar is addicting, your metabolism slows with age. If you're not willing to adjust your lifestyle to change something, like your body shape, that's fine. Just don't do it, and stop caring about it.

Reviewed by CineMuseFilms 9 / 10 / 10

Outstanding documentary about the women's body shaming industry

Documentaries are a great platform for social and political enlightenment and there no limits to their educational power. The Australian-produced film Embrace (2016) is an outstanding example of documentary storytelling with potential to change attitudes towards the perception of women's bodies. Its impact comes from the way it does not preach, it does not lecture, rather it reaches out to both men and women everywhere and asks why is the tyranny of body shaming continuing into the modern era? Director Taryn Brumfitt created a social media firestorm when she posted 'before and after' images of herself but reversed the order in which people expect them to appear. In other words, the 'before' image represented the idealised female form posing in a bodybuilding contest while the 'after' image represented comfortable self-acceptance after having three children. Expressing pride in her 'after' shape was a simple gesture that shocked millions into thinking about the body image cultural prison that tyrannises women. It also flushed out large numbers of vitriolic trolls whose fantasies were threatened. The global reaction led her to crowdfund a film and travel across several continents interviewing prominent and ordinary women who speak openly about their bodies. Everywhere she goes, media-scapes are dominated by images of underweight women who dare not eat normally but whose images create unattainable role models. In the only scene dominated by a male, Brumfitt subjects herself to an assessment by a cosmetic surgeon who shames and prods her like bits of meat begging for a scalpel. The film records with warmth and sensitivity the views of women who reflect the diversity of the female form, and it is impossible to not be touched by their stories. As a male, it was a shock to hear that over 90% of women dislike their body and the most common adjective used by women to describe their own is "disgusting". To Brumfitt's credit, she left the elephant in the room unnamed and there is no obvious finger pointing towards the media moguls and the captains of the shaming industries. The globalisation of media has accelerated the problem and even in cultures where once a fuller female form was greatly admired they are now dealing with the long-term emotional scars of shaming bodies into smaller shapes. If Embrace was shown in every high school it would lead to lasting cultural change and contribute towards a happier world. Women may learn little from this film, but men can learn a lot.

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