Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

“You don’t get permanently well unless you permanently change the way you live.”

Joe Cross, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

                                                                                                                                                                       Run time: 1h 37mins

                                                                                                                                                                       Director: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr

                                                                                                                                                                       Narrator: Joe Cross

                                                                                                                                                                       Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                       IMDb rating: 7.6/10

In One-Sentence What Is Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead About?

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead charts the journey of an overweight Australian businessmen who travels across America whilst taking on the challenge of drinking nothing but juiced fruit and vegetables for 60 days.

Brief Synopsis

A documentary on the more feel good, light-hearted side, but with a serious message conveying the benefits of a plant-based or vegan diet. Whilst juicing his way across the United States, Joe Cross talks to people about their eating habits and in doing so meets a truck driver who shares the same autoimmune condition and additional, significant weight related problems. Determined to regain his health and set an example for others, the truck driver also takes on the juicing challenge with life changing results.

The Trailer


Why Is Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead A Vegan Documentary?

The movie is more about the personal journeys of two men who decided to do something drastic, yet positive to improve their health. Many of those Joe meets are like many of us- aware that they need to do something but ultimately, for whatever reasons, don’t.

Perhaps not as science heavy as other films, it is more of a feel good movie- and who wouldn’t feel good after losing the equivalent of several bowling balls in weight. Adult ones too. Although for many, this radical ‘juicing reboot’ might sound a little extreme, and it is, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead certainly makes one think about how it may be possible to pack more fruit and vegetables into their eating regime, and get their hands on more micronutrients. One need not be in quite as a medically precarious position, but seeing a 30 plus stones (439 lbs) man whose diet primarily consisted of greasy truck-stop burgers switch to plant-based eating and stick at it, is inspiration to us all.

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