Super Size Me

One line review: Morgan Spurlock combines humor with shocking facts and results to make an extremely impressive documentary about McDonalds and the fast food market in general.

Movie Title: Super Size Me

Actors: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Lisa Ganjhu, Stephen Siegel, Bridget Bennett, Alexandra Jamieson

Director: Morgan Spurlock

Year: 2004

Genre: Documentary

Method of Viewing: DVD

Location of Viewing: Home

Viewing with: No One

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% – Entertaining doc about the adverse effects of eating fast food.

My rating: ****

My assessment (the first 101 words at least): After watching and enjoying several episodes of 30 Days, I figured I should watch the movie that launched Morgan Spurlock’s career. I was pleased to find the same combination of fascinating information and humor was in the original project, just as I found it in the TV series. This isn’t just a documentary that tries to tell you fast food is bad, it breaks down how food, exercise, and advertising affect the lives of all Americans and the world. I strongly suggest everyone watch this movie, not just for the information, but because Morgan Spurlock managed to make it rather entertaining.

There is little else to say, except it was amazing how much damage he managed to do to his body with just a month of McDonalds. The doctors told him his liver appeared to be as bad as if he had been binge drinking. Despite the rather obvious message of the movie, I actually got hungry from watching the movie, specifically for fast food. Further proof of how addicting that stuff is I suppose.


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