A comedian replies to the "Super Size Me" crowd by losing weight on a fast-food diet while demonstrating that almost everything you think you know about the obesity "epidemic" and healthy eating is wrong.
A sort of rebuttal doc to Super Size Me - it looks like it might be on to something in its second half, bringing in some of what looks like actual science (however dumbed down to silly animations, etc.) and a skeptical look at advocacy groups and conventional wisdoms.
But the first half is straight libertarian boilerplate - you know, overlong passages detailing how nobody forces you to have a super-size fast-food meal, how this is all Big Government's fault, no YOU'RE the racist, etc. Colours the rest of it unfavourably.
And this may be shallow of me, but one of the lab-coated dietary authorities brought on in this movie is one of the absolute most sketchy-looking motherfucker I've ever seen in my life. One look, I don't trust that guy.
This is pretty low budget film but that shouldn't take away from it too much. This movie is brilliant. It shows the major flaws in the American government on many things like how we label who is obese and who is not. He shows that movies like "Super Size Me" has problems and is just trying to demonize the fast food industry. He explains how there is no one to blame but ourselves. Those companies only put out the supplies because we as consumers demand it.
He brings up good points, makes you think, and teaches you a little bit about nutrition. If you have the opportunity, watch it.
Low budget but poignant doco. I'm having more bacon and eggs from now on to see what happens :)