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Summary: Why are Americans so fat? Find out in Super Size Me, a tongue in-cheek - and burger in hand -- look at the legal, financial and physical costs of America's hunger for fast food. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Very entertaining documentary. Similar to Bowling for Columbine in how it uses different techniques to present the material in interesting ways. The director/star is also a really funny guy. The movie isn't exactly eye-opening, because everyone knows fast food is bad for you, but it is kind of a shot in the arm to get so much information about it at once, and to see just how bad it can mess you up.
The big thing about this film is supposed to be Morgan Spurlock's stunt of eating nothing but McDonald's for a few weeks, but once you get past that gimmick.....there's a rather interesting documentary about the fast food industry at large that's certainly worth a watch.
"Super Size Me" is a funny, informative documentary about a person who decides to eat nothing but McDonalds for 30 days. He regularly updates us on the status of his health and we see as it deteriorates over the course of the month. It's the kind of experiment we all think about but never actually go through with.
Every review written here completely misses the point as to why this documentary is horrible. Spurlock consumes close to 5,000 calories per day, for 30 days without exercising. Unless you're Michael Phelps, you're going to gain a lot of weight. This was basically a fast food smear job, done only for the self promotion of the director. It is one of the most biased documentaries I've ever seen. Watch the rebuttal documentary Fat Head, to see how much Spurlock skewed his "experiment".