Super Size Me (Ws)

May 22, 2012 | DVD

Super Size Me (Ws) is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
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.

Ominously, 37% of American children and adolescents are carrying too much fat and 2 out of every three adults are overweight or obese. Is it our fault for lacking self-control, or are the fast-food corporations to blame?

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock hit the road and interviewed experts in 20 U.S. cities, including Houston, the "Fattest City" in America. From Surgeon Generals to gym teachers, cooks to kids, lawmakers to legislators, these authorities shared their research, opinions and "gut feelings" on our ever-expanding girth.

During the journey, Spurlock also put his own body on the line, living on nothing but McDonald's for an entire month with three simple rules:

1) No options: he could only eat what was available over the counter (water included!)
2) No supersizing unless offered
3) No excuses: he had to eat every item on the menu at least once
It all adds up to a fat food bill, harrowing visits to the doctor, and compelling viewing for anyone who's ever wondered if man could live on fast food alone.

The film explores the horror of school lunch programs, declining health and physical education classes, food addictions and the extreme measures people take to lose weight and regain their health.

Super Size Me is a satirical jab in the stomach, overstuffed with fat and facts about the billion-dollar industry besieged by doctors, lawyers and nutritionists alike. "Would you like fries with that?" will never sound the same!

Video Release: May 22, 2012

UPC: 065935205746

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Active Citizenship This film was very interesting and gut wrenching at the same time, it really shed light on the negative effects of poor nutrition. In this film, the producer and main actor, Morgan Spurlock, shows that a perfectly healthy individual such as himself can downward spiral into a heap of problems such as high blood pressure and heart palpations in the instant of 30 days by eating unhealthily. Spurlock “knocked on McDonald’s door” in this documentary and brought forth many questionable facts in McDonald’s alleged “healthy” menu. McDonalds actually withdrew their “Super Size” option after the movie was produced and viewed by the public, which they claim was not as a result of the movie. This is definitely questionable because the public, including our group members, see their withdrawal ironic. This movie proves that obesity rates are on the rise and that many people are dying of heart disease and other obesity related issues. Our group gives Spurlock applause due to the fact that he was able to battle a large corporation all on his own. His actions pass the values of ambition and courage along to the audience viewing the film. In our opinion, through the production of this movie, Spurlock has possibly changed the fate of many people in the world today. This fate includes the possibility of living a longer life through proper diet and nutrition.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very interesting documentary... I don't want to eat MacDonald immediately after watching this film Spurlock is a charismatic and engaging, and we just want to watch him do stuff. He's also believable and relatable, which is why this, and all of his projects, is so successful. Add to that that he makes a really strong case against the fast food industry, and this is a winner
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good. Less biting (no pun intended) than Michael Moore and just as relevant. Part of the new wave of Shockumentaries?
Date published: 2013-10-24

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Super Size Me (Ws)

Video Release: May 22, 2012

UPC: 065935205746


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