Saturday, June 04, 2011

Movie Review: Super Size Me

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I finally got around to watching Super Size Me, the semi-controversial look at McDonald's food and its effect on your health. I rather enjoyed this documentary. I know there are some issues out there surrounding the movie, but overall I thought it was very good. Apparently, it had such an impact that McDonald's eliminated the Super Size!

It was rather disturbing to see Morgan, the producer and subject of the documentary, not only eat all that McDonald's food, but also the changes that it wrought on his body. At the end of the documentary, they state that he was back to normal in about 8 weeks of healthy eating.

I recommend catching this movie along with Food Nation that was previously reviewed here.

Have you seen Super Size Me? If so, leave your thoughts below!

Do you have a favorite expose-type documentary you can recommend? Leave a comment below - if it sounds interesting, I'll check into it!

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  1. This movie, which begins with an obvious premise, manages nevertheless to instill a profound sense of urgency at both the individual and social level. I eat very few fast-food meals; but upon leaving I've reaffirmed my commitment to a better diet and exercise.

  2. Thanks for your comment!

    I agree - I think the usefulness with this type of documentary (biased as it is against fast food) is to nudge Americans into better eating and the fast food industry into offering a healthier menu, which is a "win-win" situation.