Super Size Me details
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Super Size Me
|1hr 39 mins||12|
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|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
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By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
In this entertaining yet informative documentary, debut director Morgan Spurlock makes himself the victim of a cruel experiment: he puts himself on a 30-day diet of nothing but McDonald's food.
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Fast Food Frenzy!!By Thompsonic from St Albans , 08 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I liked this film/documentary. It is thoroughly obvious what the end result will be to anyone who has indulged in fast food. I would imagine that like most vices in this world, it is great at the time, a sense of fulfilment and wellbeing follows and then the inevitable 'come down' from whatever high you were own. Also, all vices are inherently bad for you - that sort of goes with the definition of the word??!!
Unfortunately, due to the fact that this is an American film, that message seems to need explaining throughout. The damage that the guy does to himself is simply amazing as are some of the facts that come out of the experts. The sheer amounts of Fat, sugar and calories that are consumed in your average Macky D are frightening. And that is what you get from this film, facts that deep down you know, but don?t really want to hear. This film could have been about smoking, drugs, extreme sports etc, but he chooses fast food. And boy, do the yanks like their fast food. You hear about 1 guy that has only eaten big macs for the last three years.
It is good, but this really could have been condensed into an hour long documentary. It is filled out far too much to give it movie length status, but I would recommend that you rent this. The changes that happen to this guy, both physically and mentally are amazing!!
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I'm Loving It . . .By SpencerFinch (1 review) , 04 Nov 2013I don't usually go for documentaries but this one I've been meaning to watch for years and only now got around to. It didn't disappoint. The movie is a real eye opener about the fast food industry and the hold it has over our world now and what the future might hold, the shock value was brilliant! Spurlock is a very talented filmaker, his writing is extremely well-researched with frequent humour to making his movie more endearing to the audience. Although the documentary is large scale, it feels very personal and intimate as we follow Morgan through his highs and lows on this stupidly brave journey of his which will definitely make you contemplate a few things next time you take your first bite of a Big Mac.
best documentary i've ever watched.By a customer , 28 Oct 2013this documentary was recommended to me by a few people but never thought to watch it, i read some of the reviews first and they were pretty good so i decided to watch it. very well videoed and also quite entertaining to watch, 5 stars from me.(i'm in my teens and still enjoyed it, a real eye opener).
size dose matterBy willdig (7 reviews) , 10 Mar 2013well i watched this for the 1st time ever in 2013 i had lots o chances to watch this befor but i came across this on here so i thought why not. anyway we all no that fast food aint good for you but lets face it no body make these people eat this sort of stuff evey 1 has a choice..anyway this is well made and well put together worth a look and dose make you think and hungry lol but realy watch this and it will make you think
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Supersized Stupid ExperimentBy a customer , 23 Feb 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideIn an attempt to prove McDonald's food is unhealthy, Morgan Spurlock attempts (and finishes) eating three square meals of McDonald's food, and supersizes his meal when asked. He damn near kills himself by doing this, but it proves a point.
This Will Change Your Views On Fast Food!By Sabrina211 (2 reviews) , 02 Feb 2013I watched this when it first came out but watched it again tonight. I was starting to slip on my healthy eating plan, but this has made me more determined to stick to it and I've just picked up a bottle of water instead of the coke i was planning on getting =) This film conveys an important message to the people of the world that fast food conglomerates are all about the money and they don't care how many lives they take as long as they get your money first.