Bigger, Stronger, Faster
Filmmaker Chris Bell points the camera at his brothers and at himself -- all of them users of steroids -- for this thought-provoking examination of sports, competition and the unyielding pressure to succeed.
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PG-13Thematic material involving drugs, language, some sexual content and violent images.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes featurette.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this documentary discusses the benefits and downsides of illegal and legal drug use and not in a balanced manner. Because the director interviews his brothers who use anabolic steroids and other drugs, his perspective is skewed and viewers will be able to tell that despite his reservations about drugs, the director admires his brothers regardless. Also, the dangers are played down, and the overwhelming statement that "everyone is doing it" smacks of justification. Drugs are shown being injected, and pills are taken to achieve a different state of being.
- Sexual Content
- A porn star is interviewed about injecting viagra.
- Lots of scenes from blow-'em-up movies, such as Rambo.
- "Ass," "SOB"
- Social Behavior
- The competitive spirit turns desperate. Cheating and lies are excused.
- Supplements, pharmaceutical drugs, and Gold's Gym are highlighted.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- This is a film about drug use. Legal or illegal, drugs are shown to affect behavior and physicality.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it