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Super Size Me

A Film of Epic Portions
Star rating: 4 of 6
2004 | 100 min | Recommended min. age: 12 y

Why are so many Americans overweight? New Yorker and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock investigated this question and wanted to find out for himself what the consequences of the all-American diet are. The film portrays how Spurlock eats only McDonald’s for 30 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The results are horrifying: 9 kg of fat around his ribs, liver condition like that of an alcoholic, high blood pressure and the beginning of impotence.

Spurlock uncovers how fast-food chains infiltrate school cafeterias and the hearts of children who spend hours in the McDonald’s playrooms. The film sheds a light on the fast food industry that fuels this unhealthy lifestyle. The satirical film won Best Director at Sundance Festival 2004.

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