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Super Size Me
The first ever reality-based movie ... everything begins and ends in 30 days!
Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his weight along the way, resulting in a scary conclusion.
*wipes single tear from eye while saluting american flag*
An incredibly interesting idea which provides a great insight into something still totally relevant today.
I still want a burger though.
The film you've seen in every health and gym class you have ever taken. Still, a very solid documentary about the dangers and addictions of the fast food industry that is definitely worth a view if you haven't seen it yet.
I'm already a fan of Morgan Spurlock, his show 30 Days has been one of the most interesting shows I've seen, just to let you know this review may already be affected. Here he commits torture on himself by eating at McDonald's, three meals a day, for an entire month. You'd think he could at least go with Burger King, but no. This is a horror movie if I've ever seen one. It's hard enough to eat the same fast food twice in a week, you're too disgusted (I know I am). He does make a lot of strong points, and it is indeed true that a varied or healthy diet and exercise is better than stuffing your face with…
An interesting documentary. But it really just made me crave a Big Mac. I may or may not have missed the point.
Filmmaker sets out to prove the dangers of fast food by sticking to a strict McDonald's diet for 30 days straight. Informatively funny documentary frontally attacks the junk food industry and the way its interest are linked with local (and national) politics. While it's alarming to learn what people are fed, it's even more scary to realize how few actually seem to care.
You have to hand it to Morgan Spurlock: he buys completely into his doc's premise with all the gusto he has, despite being told repeatedly it's not a good idea. Surviving for a month on nothing but McDonald's...that should be all you need to know about the premise of the film.
But no, Spurlock is going to go deeper, chronicling his weight gain, plummet in health, sexual problems and his general lethargy over the food he's committed to eating.
He tries to give all sides their own voice in the doc, though McDonald's continually evades his interview attempts. This isn't just a doc...this is an indictment of the worst kind against fast food and our culture.
A recommend not so much for the subject matter-it's not a revelation-but for the wake up call it should bring to the masses.
Probably the most rewatchable documentary of all-time.
See what happens when a journalist decides to spend an entire month eating nothing but McDonalds!!!
Have seen this so many times, but I love it so much that I keep coming back for more!!! An eye opening documentary that makes you think again about the fast-food giant. A little bit out of date now, as it was filmed just before McDonalds 're-invented' itself (I wonder if this had anything to do with it), but it still packs a hell of a punch.
This Morgan Spurlock really does like his documentaries to do little more than state the blatantly obvious.
I have been keen to see this film for years however, for some unknown reason it has taken me almost 10 years since it's release to finally get round to watching it.
On paper it has always seemed to me to be an interesting approach to take on documentary film making. However, I am aware that friends of mine that have seen it as well as reviews (including ones here on Letterboxd) have not been the best and so this has put me off it a little.
I found this film to actually be a real shocking watch, not shocking in terms of bad but more in terms of seeing the effect the challenge it had on him. Having read…
Film #12 of The December Challenge
Ronald McDonald>George Washington
After all these years I finally saw this. Very interesting documentary and thanks to it, I think I will not eat at McDonalds very soon.
I am McShocked!
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- Mr. Woodcock
- Deep Rising
- Bangkok Dangerous
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A list with film titles that could easily have been titles of porn movies.
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