Can't Stop Eating (film)

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Can't Stop Eating
Directed by David Dehaney
Produced by David Dehaney
Richard McKerron
Narrated by Jason Merrells
Editing by Simon Rose
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Release date
  • 27 July 2006 (2006-07-27)

Can't Stop Eating is a 2006 documentary film that follows the lives of several people with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).

The film is set in Gretton House, near Kettering in England, which is a government-funded care home deliberately constructed to assist people with PWS.

Plot summary[edit]

The film focuses on a new resident, Joe Blackburn, who is 21 and begins the documentary weighing over 30 stone (190 kg, 420 lbs) and with fears for his health. The plot follows his struggle to integrate with existing members of the home.

The second resident that the documentary focuses on is Tamara Allwood, who was at one point close to death from overeating but by the time of filming has gained enough autonomy to gain the rights to visit her mother in London. 27-year-old Tamara has become estranged from her mother, who has never properly understood Tamara's illness, which was diagnosed relatively late in her life. The meeting is unsuccessful. However, Tamara is hopeful by the end of the documentary, as she gets back together with an old boyfriend, who vows to protect her from her desire to eat. They get engaged and she has high hopes for the future.

See also[edit]

  • ROHHAD, Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic dysfunction, Hypoventilation and Autonomic Dysregulation


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