Super Size Me (2004)
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Ranked #905 out of 973 in DVD

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock makes himself a test subject in this documentary about the commercial food industry. After eating a diet of McDonald's fast food three times a day for a month straight Spurlock proves the physical and mental effects of consuming fast food. Spurlock also provides a look at the food culture in America through it's schools corporations and politics. "Super Size Me" is a movie that sheds a new light on what has become one of our nation's biggest health problems: obesity.System Requirements:Running Time: 100 Min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DOCUMENTARIES/MISC. Rating: PG-13 UPC: 043396085435 Manufacturer No: 08543

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Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
April 26, 2015


I think it was gross but I understood where he was coming from to tell the facts of nutrition in general. If you eat fast food everyday you get really unhealthy. I on the other hand knew some of the facts because I was taught in grade 9 biology about good and bad fats and more. If you are interested in learning this may be a movie you may want to see.

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April 13, 2015


An interesting documentary, and worth a watch. It's pretty one sided though and I don't care for the preachy tone. But the message is true and pretty clear. On a personal note that coincides with this movie, my husband ate nothing but Mcdonalds for a year or so and he didn't gain any weight, but he did feel lethargic often, his skin wasn't that great, and he definitely didn't feel well over all. But everything is fine in moderation. And it's a fact of life that the cheapest food you can get is always the worst quality.



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Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
August 24, 2014


Interesting , yet discusting .. Would not recommend anyone buying it.

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April 20, 2013


I wouldn't buy it but if you can see it, it is very eye opening about the food you eat and fast-food in general.

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November 14, 2011


This movie turned me off of the Golden Arches forever.

Totally grossed me out but so important to watch to understand how this kind of food impacts our biology.

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November 14, 2011


This is a very interesting documentary from Morgan Spurlock. It's a little sensationalized but it sure packs a punch in terms of the overall message.

Morgan Spurlock challenges himself to eat fast food (and only fast food!) for 30 days, tracking his health in detail along the way. He starts off with a baseline assessment. Having led a healthy lifestyle prior to the challenge, his bloodwork and other metrics appear to be well within the right limits.

Then he starts eating fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He challenges himself to try everything on the menu at least once during his trial period, and whenever suggested by the cashier, he "supersizes" the meal. The documentary gets a little sermonizing at times and that's where some of the sensationalizing comes in but even when you take out the theatrics, it's pretty compelling stuff.

At the end of the 30 day challenge, he is assessed again by his doctor. I don't want to spoil the ending, so let's just say there are some very interesting results. He then mentions a little bit about his journey back to a healthy lifestyle.

I don't own this movie and I probably wouldn't buy it - it's kind of a one-watch flick. But it is a very interesting look at our fast food culture! I recommend it.

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