Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In Brief: C-Word (2015) DOC NYC 2015

Meghan O’Hara, the producer of Michael Moore's films discovered she had cancer and her world went into a spin. After recovering from the disease she came upon the work of Dr. David Servan-Schreiber who advocated the best way to beat cancer was o change the way we engage with the world. If we change our diets, avoid toxins, reduce stress and exercise we could effectively end cancer over night.

Odd ball film with narration by executive Producer Morgan Freeman comes off as a kind of hyperactive pep rally cum sales film for Dr Servan-Schreiber's work. I'm not going to argue that what the good doctor is saying is wrong, it actually mirrors what I've heard from many other doctors, rather I'm saying the film is trying to do too much and explain everything and make it's point with too much show biz glitz.

I turned off about ten minutes into the film  and never turned back on having seen the non-personal details many times before elsewhere. I'm guessing O'Hara's Hollywood connections will get the film a release but I don't know about it's staying power  when there are better versions out there.

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