Film Review: BIGGER (USA 2017) **

Festival Reviews

The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of fitness as we now know it, Joe and Ben Weider. Facing anti-Semitism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire and inspire future generations.


George Gallo

Originally entitled BIGGER THAN LIFE, the film has had its title changed to just BIGGER, perhaps not to be confused with the Nicholas Ray 1956 film.  The title LARGER THAN LIFE has also already been taken by the Carol Channing documentary.  BIGGER tells the story of two Canadian boys and how they shaped the fitness industry into the multibillion-dollar industry it is today.

The film unfolds in flashback as told by an elderly Joe Welder (Robert Forster) during his brother, Eddie’s funeral.

BIGGER falls into the trap of…

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