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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*
Gee, if you're a physically fit vegetarian and suddenly start eating nothing but fast food and stop exercising you're gonna get fat and sick? No shit, Spurlock!
I respect what this documentary is trying to do, and obesity is most definitely an important issue. But there are enough flaws in Spurlock's experiment that I just can't overlook
An incredibly interesting idea which provides a great insight into something still totally relevant today.
I still want a burger though.
"I think the saturated fats are cutting off the blood flow to his penis."
Super Size Me is probably one of the most popular documentaries out there everybody has heard about it, the story behind it is well know but i had actually never seen it, so why not give it a shot.
Super Size Me is Directed by Morgan Spurlock. "Several legal suits have been brought against McDonald's Restaurants that they are knowingly selling food that is unhealthy. Some of the court decisions have stated that the plaintiffs would have a claim if they could prove that eating the food every day for every meal is dangerous. As such, documentarian Morgan Spurlock conducts an unscientific experiment using…
Morgan Spurlock is a little nuts. His experiment to eat three meals of McDonald’s per day everyday for a month is a bit extreme, but I see what he’s driving at. Spurlock’s fascinating documentary smartly makes it not about his experiment, but about food in general – what we eat, how often we eat it, and how we’re carelessly getting fatter year after year. Sure, most of it is our own fault – we’re totally lacking in self-control – but Spurlock makes it clear that companies like McDonald’s or Wendy’s are doing virtually nothing to stop us. We’re helplessly addicted to bad food, and as long they get their money, why should they stop us?
To this day easily one of the best documentaries of all time
Rewatching for the third or so time, Spurlock's documentary is still as entertaining as ever. I could never exactly call it an informative piece (we all know and understand that this shit will kill you eventually), but it's an easy watch. Morgan proves a great lead/narrator, always engaging and forthcoming and his documentary style is light but always interesting.
And the Big Mac guy is just hilarious. 19,852 Big Macs? Only in America.
I already knew, as most people raised to be healthy and responsible, that fast food is generally bad for you (with german word 'fast' meaning 'almost' making it easier to comprehend for me ;) ). What was much more shocking for me was seeing how ridiculous America can be. Pizza, fries and chips in school menus? My current university canteen mainly sells lean meat, a huge salad bar, potatoes etc, following the mindset of 'healthy eating students will be smarter students'. Also, the supersize-sizes are ridiculous as well, and unlike anything you could sell in Europe, I think.
Makes you hungry, then makes you feel bad about it
I just want my fucking super-sized fries back damnit.
MASTICANDO LA PEROGRULLADA (A DOS CARRILLOS).
Antes de todo diré solamente una cosa que me parece primordial a la hora de realizar cualquier documental, sea del tipo que sea: Alejaros del modelo Michael Moore.
Porque, es verdad, Michael Moore ha hecho mucho daño a las hordas de nuevos documentalistas y retratistas de la contemporaneidad con un estilo basado en la constante manipulación y re-dirección de objetivos con un solo punto de mira: poner en jaque a la industria y aparato logístico norteamericano en todas sus vertientes, consiguiendo un juego pérfido sin ningún lugar a los matices en donde a la realidad la pintan muy blanca o muy negra. Desde su inicial 'Roger & Me' (1989) basado en una experiencia real que…
I liked the movie.
But the day I watched it, I have eaten 3 times at McDonalds.
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