Super Size Me

Super Size Me

DVD - 2004
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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.
Publisher: Montreal : Alliance Atlantis, c2004
Branch Call Number: DVD 647.95 SUP
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Supersize me


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Feb 02, 2019

A documentary that I enjoyed when it came out in 2004, the passage of fifteen years exposes Super Size Me's flaws and produces a number of cringe-worthy moments. The fat-shaming is the worst. How many shots of obese people from behind, heads out of frame, does one movie need? Then there's the mother with her overweight daughter, speaking of her daughter's shame to Subway spokesman Jared Fogel, who a few years ago was convicted of sexual offences against minors. And the expert who suggests that obesity ought to be as stigmatized as smoking. The documentary has a good message overall: the fast food industry should be held to account. People should be aware of what they are eating, and how much. But the causes of obesity are complex and avoiding the golden arches isn't a guaranteed fix. And people with cameras, for goodness sake, stop treating people of size as if they are walking cellulite. They're people. They deserve our respect.

Jul 12, 2018

morgan spurlock and marion nestle are great teachers if you want to know about how to stop eating unhealthy and start eating healthy again learn from marion nestle and stop drinking high fructose corn syrup, basically means stop drinking soda, no good comes from it .

Aug 22, 2017

Classic documentary. Gets points across with gentle humour. Entertaining throughout. You will never think of McDonald's in the same way again. I still love their French fries though, even if they are shown to be things that suspiciously never get moldy. Must be a starch thing. At least, that is what I tell myself.

This DVD version had games for kids (meant for schools?) instead of the wonderful DVD extras including the interview with Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation. Look out for that version instead. Oh and in that version they deep-fry a Mars Bar. Who wouldn't want to see that!

Jun 16, 2016

It surprised me how McDonald can make you gain so much weight if you eat it everyday 3 times a day.

Sep 03, 2015

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Watched this hyperbole documentary several years ago and it raised my awareness of the value or lack of in fast foods. I don't eat McDonald food (overly sweetened, salted and reconstructed beef/chicken/buns/dressing) anymore. Like Michael Moore's work, choke full of hilarious yet poignant commentaries in the film. (The bonus material is worth noting as well.)

Nov 20, 2014

An indictment of the kind of "food" on which I was raised but no longer consume. Informative, yes, funny, yes, but most of all, it forced people to re-examine their own North-American lifestyle of choice. Still good after multiple viewings.

Jun 10, 2014

great DVD!
It will change the way you think about fast food.
my daughter and I watched it about several years ago. And she told me we are NOT going to eat fast food any more! And we haven't set foot into a McDonald's or any other fast food since watching it.

Aug 24, 2013

McNauseating. An admirable (and brave! lol) experiment from Morgan Spurlock, with predictably dismal results. The statistics are frightening, even though his presentation was entertaining and whimsical. I think I'll go make a salad...

Aug 20, 2013

At times funny, at times compelling; an indictment of our society's lack of nutrition, despite its gluttonous consumption of essentially empty calories.

ARamos123 Mar 07, 2013

That's my sister down there !! LOL. awsome documentary. entertaining and not boring. funny, but he speaks the truth. I don't know how anyone else could film it. It was such a creative expierment, that only he could think of. It wakes you up from the realitly that people are killing themselves eating thbis food.Obesity is nothing to joke about. One thing for sure, it really makes me think twice about eating fast food. Just like my sister though, I will still eat the food loll just not all the time.

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Sep 03, 2015

We called 100 nutritionists all over America. And the results were not on track with the vast majority McDonald's talked about. Only two out of the 100 said you should eat fast food two times a week or more. Twenty-eight said once a week to once or twice a month. And 45 said you should never eat it.
Another disturbing fact: Over the course of the 30 days, I generated more than 13 bags of garbage. Multiply my daily amount by 46 million - the amount of people they feed each day - and you get enough garbage to fill the Empire State Building... every single day... and thats only 1 fast food chain... in one day.

Dr. Satcher: One of the most disturbing things to me is that in the last 20 to 25 years, we've actually seen a doubling of overweight and obese children and adolescents.

Aug 24, 2013

Morgan Spurlock (after eating most of the Super-Sized double quarter pounder with cheese meal): "....See, now's the time of the meal when you get the McStomach-Ache... You start gettin' the McTummy... You get, you get the McGurgles in there... You get the McBrick... Then you get the McStomach-Ache. Right now, I got, I got some McGas that's rockin'... My arm, my arms -- I feel like I got some McSweats goin'... My arms got the McTwitches goin' in here from all the sugar that's goin' in my body right now... I'm feelin' a little McCrazy..."

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