Thursday, November 6, 2008


From Netflix: Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield chronicles six months in the lives of four women undergoing treatment for eating disorders in this revealing documentary. Powerful and haunting, the film follows four anorexics ranging from age 15 to 30 as they undergo therapy sessions, endure daily weigh-ins and battle with staff at a Florida treatment center. With unprecedented access, Greenfield captures the stark realities of eating disorders from multiple angles. 2006 102 minutes

This is a sad, chaotic view of the lives of some women with a variety of eating disorders. It's not easy viewing, but is worth viewing for the insights it affords. DJE

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