Can't Stop Eating

Can't Stop Eating

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Can't Stop EatingCan't Stop Eating is documentary film that follows the lives of several people with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).

The film is set in Gretton House, near Kettering in England, which is a government-funded care home deliberately constructed to assist people with PWS.

Prader–Willi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder in which seven genes (or some subset thereof) on chromosome 15 (q 11-13) are deleted or unexpressed (chromosome 15q partial deletion) on the paternal chromosome.

The film focuses on a new resident, Joe Blackburn, who is 21 and begins the documentary weighing over 30 stone (190 kg, 420 lbs) and with fears for his health. The plot follows his struggle to integrate with existing members of the home.

The second resident that the documentary focuses on is Tamara Allwood, who was at one point close to death from overeating but by the time of filming has gained enough autonomy to gain the rights to visit her mother in London.

27-year-old Tamara has become estranged from her mother, who has never properly understood Tamara's illness, which was diagnosed relatively late in her life.

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Brad
Brad
7 years ago

This documentary no longer exists. Perhaps this page should be taken down? Or at least, an atempt should be made to find it using another youtube channnel or how ever it is you get the documentaries.

Lucy
Lucy
10 years ago

is he okay now? what happend to him?

prodigygirl
prodigygirl
11 years ago

it is a good documentary. It shows that we can cure deseases related to obesity.Then, it underlignes that everybody has a huge heart and we need love. found very sad to watch the part where Tamara is rejected by her mom while she did so many efforts to drop her weight. Fortunately she came back with her ex boyfriend.

fitrim2
fitrim2
11 years ago

I truly enjoyed this documentary. I love hearing Joe talk. He is a real character. I was so happy when the Tamara was reunited with her ex boyfriend. She really needed him especially after the rejection from her mother. I only wish there was some follow up even off camera as to why her mother did not want to see her. That was the sad part.

EddieIssac
EddieIssac
12 years ago

Joe cracked me up, he's so cute, and have no commitment issues whatsoever i loved it when he proposed to Sara(couple of minutes after they first met) and after that he said " i don't mess about with my girls"(like a gangster)

and when hes said to his mother on the phone "get stuffed" i was on the floor,
i really want to hang with this guy.

Monique Boulanger
Monique Boulanger
12 years ago

I'm sorry, but Joe reminds me of Eric Cartman, and his parents remind me of Cartman's parents. They enabled him.

Tobi I
Tobi I
12 years ago

can you say First World Problem?

Mercenarry ForHire
Mercenarry ForHire
12 years ago

Make them move to Africa and see them change >:D

amandadavidson
amandadavidson
12 years ago

Aww fair play to everyone in this video...i hope you are all doing well.x

maria vella
maria vella
12 years ago

laughing at their disabilities? hmm, very mature.

Sean Patterson
Sean Patterson
12 years ago

I have worked with PW in the past and yes "emotionally childish" is a bit of a misleading term. Learning disabilities go hand in hand with PW. I personally have never met an individual with PW that wasn't also mentally slow.

His Forever
His Forever
12 years ago

We have to "rope" the fridge shut to keep out the 2-year-old, but I can't imagine trying to stop a 15-year-old from raiding the snacks and everything else. Truly sad.

Also: Why would no men with Prader-Willi have ever fathered a child and only 3 women? No desire? No ability? or not genetically viable? (just wondering).

I wish there was a gene therapy to help cure this.

leewebster
leewebster
12 years ago

wow totally shouldnt of written that this made me laugh...

Brando Alberts
Brando Alberts
12 years ago

yeah looks sad.

Kerusso
Kerusso
12 years ago

Terribly sad. For them, and their parents. I wish them well. Maybe there will be more help for them in some way. I'm not obese or even overweight, but hey, I know what it feels to be hungry. Doing a "medical" type fast today, and the food cravings that set in soon after beginning to deprive the body of food clearly make you very aware of how food is so important to humans in so many ways. Take the famine in Somalia for example and what those people must be going through. So many dying of starvation. If we have enough to eat healthy food, we are so blessed. Could famine ever happen in our country? I think it could happen anywhere given the right circumstances. A bit off topic maybe, but these docs are thought provoking, as intended.

KooKookaChoo
KooKookaChoo
12 years ago

@ leewebster:
I have just finished watching this and I am not sure what you found so funny. perhaps you could elaborate as to what aspect of their personalities amused you - their tantrums, their immature emotional development, or maybe it was their life-and-death struggle with eating and obesity you found humorous? Your comments were not "insensitive" so much as they were just rude. I hope if anything happens in your life that is completely out of your control, no one will be on the sidelines pointing a finger and laughing at your "funny personality". shame on you.

knowledgeizpower
knowledgeizpower
12 years ago

I had the impression from the name of the Doc that it would be about obese people that choose to eat unhealthy but thats not the case, these people are high level mentally disabled/retarded Individuals that suffer from Prader Willi Syndrome. I have worked as a caregiver for over 10 years also having a degree in another field. I have worked in group homes just as this and seen patients have similar behaviours as seen in this Doc and its serious. Its not funny or should be looked at as a joke they are mentally disabled.

leewebster
leewebster
12 years ago

LOL