The movie Lbs., a Sundance Film Festival Selection, hits movie theaters across the country this week. John Cooper, Director of Sundance, said this film is "...a moving portrait of a man's struggle with one of the most misunderstood addictions - overeating." With a growing body of research behind the concept of food addiction, this film is certainly timely. Check out the trailer:
At 27—years—old, Neil Perota lives at home with his parents in Brooklyn, works for his father driving a school bus and weighs over 300 pounds. Just two days before his sister’s wedding, he suffers a heart attack, creating family chaos and forcing Neil to re—evaluate his life. The next day, he heads upstate and buys a dilapidated trailer in the middle of nowhere with plans to kick his addiction to food in isolation. Two hundred miles from the comforts of home, Neil learns how to compromise, love, and survive – and that change – real change – comes from within.