Popping with inspirational monologues that would leave Samuel L. Jackson’s character in Pulp Fiction with a sweaty brow, My Magnificent Obsession charts powerlifting champion CT Fletcher’s return from the dead as he works on realising his lifelong dream.
If you don’t already know, CT blew-up on YouTube just over three years ago as ‘The Strongest Man you’ve Never Heard of…’, delivering fitness inspiration from the perspective of a man who basically has every excuse NOT to be in the gym. Having been through open-heart surgery, during which he flatlined on three occasions, CT disobeyed doctors orders to continue his obsession with weightlifting and is using his new lease on life to inspire others.
The film follows CT as he works on opening his first gym – the appropriately named Iron Addicts – while recounting the story of a tumultuous personal life. The most powerful moments focus on CT’s philosophy and his unique brand of motivational content. But it’s not blind positivity, CT’s story is balanced through a difficult relationship with his father and his wish to leave a legacy for future generations.
If you need a pick me up, or a little extra spark to get yourself back in the gym this winter, look no further. CT’s story has the power to inspire everyone, not just those who share his addiction to iron!
Now, what are you waiting for? It’s still your Mutha F*ckin’ set!
My Magnificent Obsession is available on Netflix now.