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Super Size Me [DVD] [2004]

4.1 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh, Amanda Kearsan
  • Directors: Morgan Spurlock
  • Writers: Morgan Spurlock
  • Producers: Morgan Spurlock, David Pederson, Heather Winters, Joe Morley
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Tartan
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Jan. 2005
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00067ISBA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,440 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Morgan Spurlock's award-winning documentary poses a simple question: why is America so fat? Spurlock sets out to interview experts in 20 US cities, including Houston, the 'fattest city in America', while at the same time conducting his own experiment: to eat nothing but McDonalds for 30 days straight. The results shocked even the doctors who were monitoring him - not to mention his vegan chef girlfriend, Alexandra.

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Fans of Morgan Spurlock's engaging documentary Super Size Me won't want to miss almost an hour of extra footage on the DVD. Best of all is a 25-minute one-on-one interview with Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, but other interesting moments are a chat with a couple who collects McDonald's memorabilia; an analysis of a supermarket's layout; further conversation with Big Mac fan Eric Gorske and his wife; a look at the deep-fried Twinkie; and a disgusting but funny piece on how McDonald's food rots (or doesn't). Spurlock also provides a commentary track along with his girlfriend Alex Jamieson (you know, the vegan chef) in which they discuss why he included certain scenes, how many times he ate McDonald's salads, and his recommendations for books to read and action to take. And because he and Jamieson received so many inquiries about the "last supper" he ate on film before embarking on his special diet, an insert contains the recipes, including the highly sought-after tofu and vegetable phyllo tart. --David Horiuchi

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Even after 10 years being out. He should make a sequel, this documentary really had an impact changing the landscape of food in the civilised world.
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This is both insightful, worrying, uplifting and fun. I good film about some of the food we eat.
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At first, I thought this much acclaimed 2004 documentary that I had heard a great deal about was going to be a drag, but 'Super Size Me' is a very interesting, informative and well-presented film. It certainly made me think, although I doubt I could give up the occasional Big Mac meal, but everything in moderation I guess. In fact, this the only gripe that I have with this film, in that it doesn't quite stress that a 'little' junk-food isn't that bad, and that each of us should take responsibility of our own diet, including parents with their children.

Living with his vegan girlfriend, 33-year-old Morgan Spurlock, a man in perfect health, risks the consequences on his health by taking up a one month diet, made up entiry of McDonald's fast food. Amongst the footage of him eating fast-food, there are also interviews with experts about the dangers that to many burgers and fries can do to a person, as well as an investigation into the influence that the fast food industry has on people, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit. It's a very telling film, and made all the more watchable by combining humour.

Informative and entertaining, these are the two key ingredients to a good documentary in my book, and 'Super Size Me' certainly has those two things in equal quantities (no pun intended). It's only let down only by the point I made in the last sentence of the first paragraph, but some of the other points that were raised did make me think.

Recommended!
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Morgan Spurlock came up with a terrific idea with this documentary of using himself as a guinea pig, even if it meant temporarily endangering his health and suffering some indigestion. Under medical supervision, he went to 20 cities and only ate at McDonald's, eating everything on the menu at least once for 30 days. Spurlock certainly has done a service in a cause I believe in, to educate people in nutrition and the dangers of digging one's grave with fast food container. Above his message of dietary abuse, Spurlock is also an excellent filmmaker, and deftly balances facts, interviews, and the progress of his personal foray into the world of greasy, sugary junk food, often with a good slice of humor. Yes, it is manipulated in parts, but there is so much information in the film for those who eat in McDonald's or any of their competitors to learn, that a little embellishment is forgivable.
What puzzles me, is where have our taste buds gone? I remember many years ago attempting to eat a Big Mac, and having to spit it out. Much of the attraction is the "idea" of McDonald's...Ronald the clown, the toys, the packaging, as well as an addictive x factor to the food, and the film clearly points all this out. Among the DVD extras not to be missed is the long interview with Eric Schlossen, author of "Fast Food Nation," and the short segment on how Spurlock's garbage increased along with his waistline. Good cinematography by Scott Ambrozy and top notch editing add to the enjoyment of this award winning documentary, which has a running time of 100 minutes.
I live across the street from a high school, and see the future of America waddle in and out.
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the documentary does exactly what you expect it to do and does it intelligently and with maximum impact. Spurlock's journey is fascinating to watch and the effects of a McDiet are more horrible than you can imagine, even his doctors are surprised and distressed. Spurlock's greatest documentary skill, however, is in letting people speak for themselves. He gets people talking about food and their weight without any voice over or commentary -- you get to draw your own conclusions -- something Michael Moore could learn from. Definitely worth watching, even if you think you know what it's about. Plenty to surprise you.
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This film should be shown to all kids at school. the film was making good points, it didn't over-labour them. The film let you make your own mind up. My conclusion was to eat junk food more than once a month was just damn harmful.
Good, informative, entertaining film - enjoy without fries!
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Ok, I greatly enjoyed this film, in all its misinformation and grotesquerie. Spurlock (only Dickens could have coined a better name for him) wanted to show that with dietary excess, comes personal horror and poor health. He did, by consuming approximately 5000 calories a day or more, with three super-sized meals a day at McDonald's. He also quit exercising.

Well, anyone who ate that much would get sick and fat. I have returned to the US after 6 years in Europe, and I am SHOCKED by what a normal portion is in the US. Fast food is not designed to be eaten that much, and I bet not even McDonald's executives would want him to eat like that. So, in the end, this film and his expanding waistline and alarming health indicators are purposefully engineered. If you look at what he did in this way, it is disingenuous.

It is sad that many less-educated Americans do as he did, albeit they do over a slightly longer period of time than one month of supersizing. He just did it more purely, and by conscious effort. That is what is valuable about this film: he demonstrates, with his own body, what some less educated people do as a matter of course over several years.

Spurlock is similar to Michael Moore, if a lesser talent. By exaggeration and grotesque simplification, they make great propaganda. I identify somewhat with their agenda and respect the way that they stir the pot - otherwise, the fat would rise to the top - but their work is not the kind of investigative journalism that starts out without message already chosen. It is a kind of muckraking entertainment, edumuckraking if you will.

That being said, the impact of this film is positive in balance, I believe. It gets people to think - at least in my case.
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