The Joe Weider Story

DVD - 2018
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The fathers of the fitness industry Joe and Ben Weider battle anti-Semitism, conventional wisdom and extreme poverty to launch the fitness industry as it is known today. Along the way they champion women's rights, sexual freedom, fight discrimination in all forms, and discover a guy named Arnold Schwarzenegger. Against all odds they launched the gym movement and created an empire that changed the world.


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Sep 13, 2019

I enjoyed this movie. I was not aware of the story behind the man so this was informative. The character had a bit of OCD which made him likeable.

Aug 26, 2019

A interesting film about the eventful life of Ben Weider who help build the sport of competitive bodybuilding,sports nutrition and the fitness magazine business from the early 1940s. His life story is compelling enough that despite the pedestrian direction and average acting your interest is held throughout the film. The creation of the Mr Olympia contest and the discovery of different iconic bodybuilders attritubuted to Weider and his brother Ben were a few surprises you get out of the film. Overall not bad for such a low budget film.

Mar 26, 2019

Surprised me. I am one who likes to delve into someone else's world, and you do just that , in this movie. Great story, well written. Acting was a little over the top, but maybe THAT's the real Joe Weider.


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