America the Beautiful PG-13

Is America obsessed with beauty?
America the Beautiful
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 13, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Xenon
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Bonus featurettes: "Cosmetic Ingrediants are Mislabeled"
    • "Hope for Eating Disorder"
    • "Physiognomy with Stuart Ewen" and
    • "Boris Kodjoe and Reggie Theus on Being Attractive"
    • Study guide
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 32


User Ratings: 782
Rating: 5/5 -- trenchant but not mean-spirited and often hilarious. Roberts approaches the subject with an attitude that is genuinely inquisitive, often bemused, and sometimes shocked, but never judgmental, at least not in his interviewing style Full Review
Killer Movie Reviews
Aug 30, 2008
Rating: 2/5 -- With so many pointless detours ripping you away, the film feels as lamely digressive as the proverbial one-track guy whose head won't stop turning as each new temptation walks by. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Aug 22, 2008
Rating: 2/4 -- Despite the occasional flash of insight, and a few semi-shocking factoids, most women are going to find this movie roughly as illuminating as a remedial math class might be for a Nobel-prize winning physicist. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Oct 18, 2008
Rating: 2.5/4 -- America the Beautiful provides plenty of food for thought, and Roberts' passion for the subject shines through.
Seattle Times
Aug 8, 2008
Rating: 3/5 -- Probing docu about society's obsession with looks. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 2, 2011
Unexpectedly witty and affecting. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Aug 22, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- America's obsession with beauty is the subject of filmmaker Darryl Roberts wide-ranging investigative documentary that shows how beauty product manufacturers manipulate the public. Full Review
Jun 27, 2009

Product Description:

While 2008's BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER* focused on men's body issues and steroids, this documentary turns its cameras on women's self image and plastic surgery. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL tries to get to the root of the nation's desire for physical perfection, and the lengths that people will go to achieve that impossibly high standard. In its quest for answers, this film from director Darryl Roberts features interviews with Eve Ensler, Ted Casablanca, Anthony Kiedis, and other notable personalities.


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  • Sales Rank: 246
  • UPC: 000799809723
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