Meghan O'Hara's edifying cancer documentary "The C Word" is bursting forth with ideas, many of which are barely contained within the time constraints of the film. O'Hara deftly wrangles them all into a compelling argument that seeks to make prevention the ultimate in cancer treatments. While marshaling lawmakers, lobbyists, scientists and patients into a film that's motivated by her own journey with cancer, "The C Word" also becomes a tribute to the work of scientist and writer David Servan-Schreiber, whose book "Anticancer" informs the backbone of O'Hara's film.
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While the information presented might not come as news to many, the way that O’Hara synthesizes the massive volume of it into a personal story of herself and Servan-Schreiber, is immensely captivating and persuasive.
'The C Word'
Running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes
Playing: Laemmle Town Center 5, Encino