If you’re into juicing you’ll have something in common with the documentary, “Fat Sick & Nearly Dead.”
Joe Cross, an overweight, unhealthy Australian, travels to America where he plans to spend 60 days on a quest to get off prescription drugs and regain his health by fasting. He consumes only freshly prepared vegetable and fruit juices, and water. Joe spends 30 days in New York City and the remaining 30 days traveling across the country. A doctor monitors his stats every 10 days.
Joe is a lighthearted guy who meets lots of folks and talks with them about food, health, and juicing. He sets up his juicer here and there and encourages whomever he encounters on the street to give juicing a go. He follows up with some of his new friends throughout the course of the movie.
By far the most significant person Joe meets is Phil, a morbidly overweight truck driver who needs help. Under Joe’s tutelage Phil begins a program of juicing that leads to a remarkable change in lifestyle.
There are humorous moments and serious moments in this film. There are difficult challenges and hard-won successes. This is a journey of determination and self-reliance, hope and friendship.
One thing for sure is that no matter what physical condition you are in, fit or not, this movie will make you feel good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.