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      Super Size Me

      PG-13 Released May 7, 2004 1h 38m Documentary List
      92% Tomatometer 171 Reviews 72% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings Director Morgan Spurlock's social experiment in fast-food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from the McDonald's menu for an entire month. In the process his weight balloons, his energy level plummets and he experiences all sorts of unexpected -- and terrifying -- side effects. He also examines the corporate giant's growing role in the lives of American consumers and explores its methods of indoctrinating young people and its contribution to America's obesity epidemic. Read More Read Less

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      Entertaining doc about the adverse effects of eating fast food.

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      Antonia Quirke London Evening Standard For all the film's lecturing about the rise in diabetes and good and bad fats, you suspect that its director is secretly just having a laugh with the whole thing. Dec 14, 2017 Full Review Nell Minow Common Sense Media Fascinating documentary on American fast food. Rated: 4/5 Dec 28, 2010 Full Review Nick Schager Lessons of Darkness Might help shake the Mcfaithful out of their special sauce stupors. May 4, 2005 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault Might just change some minds and lives in a way that a more sober-sided Nightline treatise on fast food couldn’t. Rated: B Sep 19, 2022 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com I think McDonald's is safe. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Sep 24, 2020 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed May affect how you eat and will serve as a rude awakening... Apr 29, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Honest D McDonald's is over priced and unhealthy garbage. Their prices are an insult to everyone. Great documentary. It's hilarious. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/13/24 Full Review Outer Splatter G It helped me opened eyes even more to obesity and fast food consumption. Overall a really great documentary. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/08/23 Full Review Tstaff 7 This is how to make a documentary! Top notch! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/04/23 Full Review Connor A An interesting documentary about how unhealthy McDonald's and similar fast-food restaurants really are. This film came out in 2004 and now in 2023 not much has changed, McDonald's is still the biggest fast-food chain in the world and America's still has an obesity problem. While this film hasn't convinced me to give up fast-food altogether, it has made me think and be more aware of the side effects that eating this food can cause and I think that was the main point of the film. It's an interesting experiment and worth a watch. Also it's creepy seeing Jared "the Subway guy" talking to teenage girls years before he was found out. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/02/23 Full Review colin m Morgan Spurlock sets out to prove excessive amounts of bad food are bad for you; and if you abuse your body you'll have an abused body. Who knew? (Unfortunately overeating in this extreme way increases the number of fat cells (lipocytes) a person has, which won't be lost subsequently, so he probably gave himself a permanent irremediable weight gain problem by this experiment.) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Awesome informative movie Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/13/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Director Morgan Spurlock's social experiment in fast-food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from the McDonald's menu for an entire month. In the process his weight balloons, his energy level plummets and he experiences all sorts of unexpected -- and terrifying -- side effects. He also examines the corporate giant's growing role in the lives of American consumers and explores its methods of indoctrinating young people and its contribution to America's obesity epidemic.
      Director
      Morgan Spurlock
      Producer
      Morgan Spurlock
      Screenwriter
      Morgan Spurlock
      Distributor
      Samuel Goldwyn Company
      Production Co
      The Con
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Graphic Medical Procedure|Sex and Drug References)
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 7, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 3, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $11.5M
      Runtime
      1h 38m
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