Super Size Me (2004)

Why are Americans so fat? Find out in Super Size Me, a tongue in-cheek - and burger in hand -- look at the legal, financial and physical costs of America's hunger for fast food. Ominously, 37% of American children and adolescents are carrying too much fat and 2 out of every three adults are overweight or obese. Is it our fault for lacking self-control, or are the fast-food corporations to blame? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock hit the road and interviewed experts in 20 U.S. cities, including Houston, the Fattest City in America. From Surgeon Generals to gym teachers, cooks to kids, lawmakers to legislators, these authorities shared their research, opinions and gut feelings on our ever-expanding girth. During the journey, Spurlock also put his own body on the line, living on nothing but McDonald's for an entire month with three simple rules: 1) No options: he could only eat what was available over the counter (water included!); 2) No supersizing unless offered; 3) No excuses: he had to eat every item on the menu at least once. It all adds up to a fat food bill, harrowing visits to the doctor, and compelling viewing for anyone who's ever wondered if man could live on fast food alone. The film explores the horror of school lunch programs, declining health and physical education classes, food addictions and the extreme measures people take to lose weight and regain their health. Super Size Me is a satirical jab in the stomach, overstuffed with fat and facts about the billion-dollar industry besieged by doctors, lawyers and nutritionists alike. Would you like fries with that? will never sound the same! More »

Comments (3)

  1. Thijs de Meyst

    f*ck offf

    8 months agoby @Thijs-de-MeystFlag

  2. Annee D. Morris

    I hate that it took a man like Morgan to put his health to risk his health to prove how bad obesity in this nation is because of fast food...and that fast food restaurants arent held accountable for poisoning people. Why cant they serve FRESH HEALTHY FOOD... chicken mcnuggets are made out of pink goo that has chicken flavoring... I was an assistant manager for one month...after I saw what people were eating from this chain.. I quit.. when I tried to get another job McDonalds said I never worked there..until tax time came and I had w2 return... they are crooked and feeding your families crap... wake up America, they dont care about you, they care about money in the bank... the cancer center is funded by poisoning others.. wake up. So disgusting... eat healthy and at home... or go to subway!

    2 years agoby @Annee-D-MorrisFlag

  3. DoubleR0522

    After Watching this movie, it makes think twice be4 i eat McDonalds

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag