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Super Size Me

2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker Website

Approval Rate: 70%

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    Wed May 26 2010

    Spurlock confirmed what most of us already know. If you live on a regular diet of fast food you're body's not going to get the necessary nutrients, minerals and vitamins to sustain your health. The joke is Spurlock did this for a week and you could see the effects this was having on him, whilst some folks spend a lifetime doing this and then wonder what went wrong. If you want a real eye-opener I recommend reading Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation". I didn't touch McD's for a year after reading that book.

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    Fri Jan 29 2010

    I thought this movie was really interesting. I can't imagine eating nothing but McDonalds for a month. Once or twice a month.. okay. Everyday, YUCK! This movie really prompted the fast food industry to offer more healthy options on there menu's and to get rid of the Super Size option. Just for those reasons this movie is worth watching! :)

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    Mon Jun 22 2009

    After reading Eric Schlosser's best seller before watching this, I do feel that food perepared by a third party will be a threat to one's health if eating too much of it. The facts are relevant throughout the movie, and using oneself would be a good experiment to see what it can do to you, if one knows the dangers and becomes careful. This would mirror the infamous head doctor testing on the Jews during the Holocaust, Josef Mengle; this would not valid enough for scientific studies, but though doctors of today are involved, it is useful to see that when taken too much, it can potentially be lethal. It is not just fast food, I did hear that one girl committed suicide (practically) by taking a dare and drinking more water than she can handle. Spurlock did return to nearly normal in the epilogue, but it was to a huge price to pay in terms of dieting and exercise. People should not be frightened by such things like this, because it is a national endemic (We will see at least one obese pers... Read more

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    Mon Jun 22 2009

    I think Morgan Spurlock is good at spinning things. In response, I know they had people who ate nothing but McDonald's for a month, and were perfectly healthy because they ate things like salad and lower fat items. The thing w/the filmmaker is that he only ate the worse food McDonald's served. By the way, I don't eat at McDonald's but I think this movie got really skewed. I mean does it take a movie to know that eating the worst food from a restaurant isn't going to mess one up.

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    Thu Jul 31 2008

    I still love Mcdonalds

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    Mon May 21 2007

    This movie taught the obvious lesson that McDonalds is bad for you

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    Sat May 12 2007

    Except for occasional flashes of humor, I found this to be tedious and preachy.

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    Thu May 25 2006

    It did serve a purpose and it was worth getting out there. Too many people dont pay attention to things unless its entertaining. Ive found that there are a lot of ignorant people and this subject (fast food) is a problem. So, all you whiners that dont contribute to the betterment of society and put down someone for trying to make a difference can continue to pack on the pounds at MickeyDs. BTW, 6 beers and 2 shots a day would be, well, less than entertaining, good luck.

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    Thu May 25 2006

    It's a total common sense issue! The movie showed a man overindulge on well known crap food Im going to make a movie where I drink 6 beers and 2 shots each day for a whole month.

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    Wed Mar 01 2006

    I think there were several flaws with this mans experament. Its fine that he wanted to bring the "truth" to everyone and it did have a few interesting facts, but for the most part it was irrelevant. He went from an extremely healthy diet to eating meals the size that would make most people sick. He drank two sodas with every meal, which most people don't, and if you pay attention oftentimes he has burgers, fries, sodas, apple pies, parfaits, and other items all in one sitting. Of course he got sick. It is widely known that this food is not good for you, which is why most people don't eat it three times a day.

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    Sun Jan 15 2006

    What a waste of a movie... If Americans want to eat fast food, let them eat it. This was just a stupid movie about a man who wanted to prove how bad it was for us. Anything you eat 3 times a day for 30 days isn't going to turn out pretty. What an imbecile

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    Sun Apr 17 2005

    Can't give a 'terrible' because I watched it to completion, and I don't finish terrible movies. However, it did make me mad thinking about what p*ssies Americans have become. Some people don't care about their health - that is NOBODY'S business. If you don't like it, don't eat it. Personally, the flick just made me hungry. I'm not uninformed, brainwashed by ads, etc. McDonalds taste good, my kid liked Janet Jackson's t%tty, I'm well read and intelligent enough to listen to Eminem without killing my wife, and I smoke tobacco just like people have for centuries. Lay off! IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT- DONT F%CKING EAT IT. What I do is nobody's business. And yes, I'm going to hell, Christians - have fun in heaven with all the boring people. I'll say hello to Hendrix and Hemingway for ya.

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    Fri Apr 15 2005

    Totally gross and it made me want to throw up but I guess it served its purpose because I never want to eat fast food ever again.

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    Wed Oct 27 2004

    Fast food is like cigarettes...we all know they it's bad for you but I still see people doing it. McDonald's would go out of business forever (hooray!) if we stopped going there. It amazes me that people don't consider fighting to get 'good health' back back on the menu.

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    Tue Aug 10 2004

    Excessive? Yes. Alarming? Most certainly. Funny? Relentlessly. In this film, Morgan Spurlock merely drove home, in irrevocable, undeniable and not uncertain terms something those of us with two brain cells already know: that 95% of junk food is total crap (they don't call it junk food for nothing) and can be downright harmful to you if you overindulge. However, obviously millions of Americans have less than two brain cells when you consider how many of them are stuffing their faces at this very moment in the countless, various culinary crapatoriums found in every strip mall and on every highway in our grossly obese and flab-disgusting country. It used to be that the average waist size for adult men in the U.S. was 36 inches: today, it's like 42. The average dress size for women used to be eight: today, it's 14. Lazy, ignorant, gluttonous and self-destructive slobs that they are, Americans need a movie like this much more than they need a 700 calorie soft drink, a 600 calorie ... Read more

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    Thu Jul 29 2004

    Just read: Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

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    Mon Jul 19 2004

    I cited this movie in my rating of McDonald's food not too long ago, so my rant toward Mickey D's still stands. But, in reaction to this movie, every one should go see it. For their health. Not that I eat much fast food, but since I have seen this movie it is unlikely that I ever will again. I have even thought of buying a copy on dvd to control my late night binges. Trust me, this movie will make you feel like a fat american, even if you are not. Most of all, I was impressed with the amount of research that went into this movie. Its claims were grounded and arguments were well supported (though there was no main underlying statement such as DONT EAT FAST FOOD!). The best part about this movie is that it has sparked neccessary change. Since the movie was released McDonalds no loner offers Super Size Meals and I am noticing more and more articles focusing on an individual's portion size for a meal. I know that many of you refuse to give up that big mac and fries, but I still u... Read more

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    Wed Jul 14 2004

    I have to disagree that people have a legitimate case against McDonald's and other fast-food corporations for making people obese. It's just common sense to avoid overindulgence in overly-processed fast-food and I don't like the movement towards excessive warnings that seems to be taking place in this country. (You should know that hot coffee can burn you without a warning on the side of the cup, for example.) That said, I really enjoyed this movie. It's clear how much time and research went into the film, but most impressive was Spurlock's disregard for personal health in his effort to complete the 30-day experiment. I had to hold myself back from cheering when the 30 days was finally up and his vegan girlfriend could start feeding him real food again.

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    Mon Jul 12 2004

    Just as Michael Moore spread lies about America in Farenheight 9/11 because he actually hates America, I have no doubt Spurlock used this as anti-fast food propaganda. Putting aside the fact that a reality movie should never be made, this movie is biased in the fact that McDonald's is all he eats. I mean, he doesn't even take any nutritional supplements for goodness sakes. Even I, a fast food fan, know that you can't eat fast food every meal and that vitamins are necessary for optimal operation. Even more, this movie is so anti-fast food as to make me sick. As I believe someone said, Give me Chick-Fil-A or give me death!

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    Mon Jul 12 2004

    The film makes a valuable point about overindulgence. As for laying the blame of an obese society on McDonald's doorsteps, those claims are less fair. Truth is, you can eat far too many calories in any setting, and get the same harsh results as the McDonald's experiment. Another documentary could show that cholesterol and a body fat can decrease by eating typical McDonald's food, if that habit went hand in hand with switching to more sensible portion sizes. McDonald's, though far from perfect, is a little better at allowing for healthful eating than other chains. It is actually the full-service chain restaurants (like Cheesecake Factory) who do more in terms of overfeeding customers. The body can take the occasional feast, but definitely not as a daily habit. If the documentary focussed more on daily pigging out in a variety of social settings, it would be more intellectually honest.

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    Fri Jul 09 2004

    Well, the movie aside's seems pretty vapid. A guy going to Fast Food joints for 30 days and eating nothing, but it shows you how continually munching down fast food only is bad for your health mentally and physically.

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    Thu Jun 10 2004

    This is the one about ClassicTVFan47's endless quest to become the world's palest, most zit-encrusted, basement-dwelling mama's boy of all time by way of relying exclusively upon Chik-Fil-A and Krispy Kreme for sustenance, right?