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Embrace: The Documentary (2016)

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Embrace follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

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Credited cast:
Taryn Brumfitt ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renee Airya Renee Airya ... Self
Linda Bacon Linda Bacon ... Self
Jes Baker Jes Baker ... Self
Jade Beall Jade Beall ... Self
Mathew Brumfitt Mathew Brumfitt ... Self
Amanda De Cadenet ... Self
Stefania Ferrario Stefania Ferrario ... Self
Fardad Forouzanpour Fardad Forouzanpour ... Self
Mia Freedman Mia Freedman ... Self
Harnaam Kaur Harnaam Kaur ... Self
Ricki Lake ... Self
Jane Langton Jane Langton ... Self
B. Jeffrey Madoff B. Jeffrey Madoff ... Self
Nigel Marsh Nigel Marsh ... Self
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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. EMBRACE follows Taryn's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

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19 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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$629,126

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,155,263
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Production involved traveling, interviewing, production, and post production, which went for around two years. See more »

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Taryn Brumfitt: The purpose of your life is not to be an ornament to be looked at, but to do and feel and contribute...
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The UK theatrical release was originally rated '15'. It was then re-edited by the distributor in order to achieve a '12A' rating, reducing the use of strong language by bleeping, blurring or cutting, losing 9 seconds of footage. See more »

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Fantastic....a film everyone ought to see.
5 May 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Embrace" is an unusual documentary in that I wish parents would consider showing it to their children….even though the film has some nudity and language that are likely to offend many. Why would I suggest it? Because the picture does a lot to make women do something very few actually do….to love the body God gave them. Plus, while many parents might be in denial, their kids are very likely already looking at nudity on the internet and I think seeing normal women naked, like you occasionally do in this film, is a lot healthier than seeing many of these other women on the net or on television or in magazines. So what you might want to do, parents, is see the film yourself and then consider showing it to your children. Not just your girls (to whom the film is aimed) but your boys as well…as there is a lot they could learn from it…especially about what beauty really is.

The Australian actress, Taryn Brumfitt, wrote, directed and stars in this documentary. It begins with this mother of three talking about how she used to look long ago and how ugly and disappointed she felt in herself because of the wear and tear on her body after having children. So, she tried dieting and exercising and DID gain back a very skinny body…and still felt miserable! That's when she realized that the ideal she was seeking was really impossible to attain. What follows is Taryn's trip around the world to meet with other women who just didn't feel they looked good enough…and how they have learned to cope with the insane and unattainable ideal look for women. It's an ideal perpetuated by airbrushing as well as fashion designers who are apparently insane and think everyone is a size 2! The result of this is widespread self-hatred and quite a few who pick up eating disorders in order to try to be perfect.

Now you might be thinking that this film consists of a bunch of angry feminists screaming about how they hate society and men…but you get none of this in the documentary. Instead, you see a lot of very confident women who have just decided that this ideal in unattainable…and in spite of this they have learned to love themselves. You also, sadly, meet several beautiful women (such as models) who still manage to feel inadequate! The bottom line is that this affirming film does a lot to encourage women to love who they are and embrace their figures. A few of these ladies have even had serious disfigurements but have come to realize that despite this, they are beautiful. Overall, a very well made film and one that can do a lot of good. See this film with someone you love…or your kids (ha, ha…)…or perhaps as a whole family. You'll most likely be glad you did and there is so much to love about "Embrace".


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