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About the Movie
When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. In her forceful debut, Brumfitt continues her crusade exploring the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we think about ourselves and feel about our bodies. Throughout her journey, she travels the world to interview an impressive range of women including talk show host Ricki Lake; Mia Freedman: the youngest ever editor of Australian Cosmopolitan; Harnaam Kaur: the bearded dame; UK talk show host/photographer Amanda de Cadenet; German actress Nora Tschirner; Professor Marika Tiggemann; body image blogger Jes Baker (a.k.a. The Militant Baker); and motivational speaker Turia Pitt.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 12
- Fresh: 12
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It has an indisputably worthy message, and should be essential viewing for young people.
Fresh: At 90 minutes, the film is too long, but it is never dull, partly because it's edited with pace and humour.
Fresh: Taryn Brumfitt made the Australian documentary feature Embrace with the avowed aim of persuading women to be positive about their bodies.
Fresh: As a piece of storytelling, Embrace is similarly intimate and idiosyncratic. And that's what makes it so accessible.
To the negative nelly one star reviewer...have you even watched the film? I doubt it because your comments have nothing to do with this documentary. The #1 principle of this movie is health before beauty. It should always be our priority and we deserve to be comfortable in our own skin. Accept what you cannot change about your body. I loathe my toes but I'm not going to have surgery to change them. I'm going to #embrace them. Be strong, be healthy and be beautiful for you and no one else.
What's the TRUTH?
This is not an argument about which is better fat or skinny. This is global advocacy for truth. When we come into alignment with our worth and value as women regardless of shape, size or scars we step into our brilliance and can truly make a meaningful impact on the earth. Loving ourselves changes everything and becomes the pebble in the pond that makes all the difference. This is a powerful work. Thank you for your courage to stand for truth!!
Statistics say otherwise
People feel best when they achieve goals, meet obligations, and better themselves. That's half of what being in good shape is about. The other half is we are genetically hard wired to find a fit partner. For these reasons we feel better after we exercise. A movie promoting a lifestyle that encourages the opposite is poorly researched for starters, but also incredibly irresponsible. You realize the people who made this movie are not going to be responsible for God knows how many women shoving their faces with lil Debbie's, getting fat, and then wondering why they aren't happy. Smh despicable.