Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
|Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead|
|Directed by||Joe Cross
|Produced by||Stacey Offman|
|Written by||Joe Cross
|Music by||M. E. Manning|
|Edited by||Alison Amron
|Distributed by||Reboot Media
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead is a 2010 American documentary film which follows the 60-day journey of Australian Joe Cross across the United States as he follows a juice fast to regain his health under the care of Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Nutrition Research Foundation's Director of Research. Cross and Robert Mac, co-creators of the film, both serve on the Nutrition Research Foundation's Advisory Board. Following his fast and the adoption of a plant-based diet, Cross states in a press release that he lost 100 pounds and discontinued all medications.
A sequel to the first film, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2, was released in 2014.
The film has received mixed reviews with review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes giving it a rating of 67% "fresh"  and Metacritic having an average score of 45 out of 100, based on 5 reviews. The Hollywood Reporter called it an "infomercial passing itself off a documentary " The New York Times stated that the film is "no great shakes as a movie, but as an ad for Mr. Cross’s wellness program its now-healthy heart is in the right place".
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- "Nutrition Research Foundation: Advisory Board - RJoe Cross". Nutritional Research Foundation.
- "Nutrition Research Foundation: Advisory Board - Robert Mac". Nutritional Research Foundation.
- Rachel Sturtz (November 23, 2012). "Wellness: Juice is the Word". 5280.
- "Official press release" (PDF). Reboot Media.
- Derrick Vander Waal (September 3, 2008). "Nothing But Juice: Sheldon man drops 95 pounds during documented 61-day fast". The Sheldon Mail-Sun 137 (16).
- "Joe Cross interviewed on CBS "Virginia This Morning"". Los Angeles Times.
- Paul, Graham (September 21, 2014). "Being Vegan – Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead 2". Las Vegas Informer.
- "2010 Award Winners". Sonoma International Film Festival.
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- Jeanette Catsoulis (March 31, 2011). "A Road-Trip Diet". New York Times. Retrieved 21 November 2014.