Super size me [videorecording] / [released by] Roadside Attractions, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Showtime Independent Films ; The Con presents a film by Morgan Spurlock ; written & directed by Morgan Spurlock ; produced by Morgan Spurlock and The Con.
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.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for language, sex and drug references, and a graphic medical procedure.
DVD; Dolby Digital.
Closed captioned. Optional Spanish subtitles.
Daryl Isaacs, Morgan Spurlock, Bridget Bennett, Lisa Ganjhu, Alexandra Jamieson, Stephen Siegel.
Art director, Joe the Artist ; editors, Stela Georgieva, Julie "Bob" Lombardi ; music, Steve Horowitz, Michael Parrish ; theme song, Doug Ray and Morgon Spurlock ; director of photography, Scott Ambrozy ; executive producers, Heather Winters, J. R. Morley [Studio-On-Hudson].
"The Con in association with Studio-On-Hudson"--Container.
"A film of epic proportions."
Sundance Film Festival, 2004: Director's Award, Documentary.
Consensus: Entertaining doc about the adverse effects of eating fast food.
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