First-time director Morgan Spurlock takes a look at the subject of obesity in the United States, specifically zeroing in on the business and culture surrounding the nation's fast-food industry in this 2004 documentary. In addition to studying the marketing of fast food to American children and unsuccessfully attempting to gain an interview with McDonald's executives, Spurlock attempts to become one of his own subjects by documenting a one-month binge during which he survived only on items from the McDonald's menu, forcing himself to eat three meals a day and try every offering at least once. Super Size Me premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
I love most documentaries and this one is now one of my favorite. This man takes on a very sick lifestyle for a entire month for us to understand the impact of fast food on our lives. This man is proof that fast food is TOXIC! I will NEVER eat McDonalds ever again. Well documented with a ton of facts that everyone should know. I don't think many people realize how poorly our children eat at school because the junk food companies need to make a buck and so do schools. Schools get paid (Contracts) with all these soda and junk food companies and are worried to loose their money so our children suffer. French frys are a vegetable??? Are you serious? I also worry because I don't think Americans understand where sugar is located in their food. They think Hamburger, No sugar. Candy bar, sugar. When in fact there is just as much if not more sugar in a Big mac than a candy bar. Watch this movie and I promise you, you will never want to commit suicide ever again by eating fast food.