America the Beautiful PG-13

Is America obsessed with beauty?
America the Beautiful
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  • 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: 3/4 -- In the documentary America the Beautiful, Roberts explores the cult of beauty in the United States and mostly succeeds in unmasking the flaws of fetishizing skin-deep beauty. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Aug 29, 2008
Unexpectedly witty and affecting. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Aug 22, 2008
Rating: D -- Perhaps in future exposes Roberts will uncover that ice is cold and furnaces hot. Full Review
AV Club
Oct 18, 2008
Touching on the tip of an iceberg, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL takes you to the precipice with its thought provoking commentary on our society and then keeps you hanging on long after you leave the theater... Full Review
Behind The Lens
Nov 5, 2019
Rating: 3/5 -- Probing docu about society's obsession with looks. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 2, 2011
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: 3/4 -- [Director] Roberts has a point of view, yes, but he also has a curiosity that drives him and the movie. Lucky are those who go along for the ride. Full Review
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov 20, 2008

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: 369
  • UPC: 000799809723
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