Super Size Me

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    100 mins
  • Release Date
    2004
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. Rated 92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, this Academy Award nominated doc takes a deep dive into a fast food empire. It ultimately becomes "an anti-junk-food screed that manages to entertain even as it informs and alarms" (Washington Post).
DIRECTED BY:
Morgan Spurlock
WRITTEN BY:
Morgan Spurlock
CAST INCLUDES:
Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker

SYNOPSIS

Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does just that and embarks on the most perilous journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he can’t eat or drink anything that isn’t on McDonald’s menu; he must wolf three squares a day; he must consume everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. Spurlock treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and an equal number of regular folk while chowing down at the Golden Arches. Spurlock’s grueling drive-through diet spirals him into a physical and emotional metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.

Super Size Me

    Genre
    Documentary
  • Runtime
    100 mins
  • Release Date
    2004
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Morgan Spurlock
WRITTEN BY
Morgan Spurlock
CAST INCLUDES
Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker
While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. Rated 92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, this Academy Award nominated doc takes a deep dive into a fast food empire. It ultimately becomes "an anti-junk-food screed that manages to entertain even as it informs and alarms" (Washington Post).

Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does just that and embarks on the most perilous journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he can’t eat or drink anything that isn’t on McDonald’s menu; he must wolf three squares a day; he must consume everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. Spurlock treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and an equal number of regular folk while chowing down at the Golden Arches. Spurlock’s grueling drive-through diet spirals him into a physical and emotional metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.

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