An amazing and truly inspirational movie about health, community and family bonds. The stories here will change the way you look at your body and what you eat - particularly if you are eating the "average American diet". And if you are already eating an enlightened diet, then this film will reignite your commitment and confirm what you already know.
The story beyond the story is how the truck driver, featured in the second half of the film, found his calling serving others and discovering joy in sharing his experience and wisdom. The thing that struck me most, although much of film is simply fascinating without being sensationalized, is how much better people looked after only doing the fast for a few days - their faces were so much brighter and eyes so much clearer.
The brilliant part of the whole thing is its simplicity. As Joe says early on in the film, "If the body can repair itself on the outside [referring to a how scraped knee heals] then why can't the body heal itself on the inside?"
Oh, and, I would be remiss if I didn't point out that there is a scene or two at the Union Square Farmers Market, NYC!