Iain Gray Freelance Writer

Half Ton Mom - Review

If you are worried about having gained a few pounds over Christmas, then this sobering documentary should put things into perspective. 

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Renee Williams, a 29-year-old mother-of-two from Texas, weighs 64 stone and is officially the heaviest woman in the world.

Having been given just a year to live, she undergoes hazardous gastric surgery that will either kill her or give her a chance at a normal life.

This could easily have been a televisual freak show, focusing salaciously on the hypnotic marshmallow mounds of Renee’s flesh. Instead, it is a moving story about one woman’s poor diet, low self-esteem and personal misfortune.


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