Super Size Me movie review - Aussieboyreviews

IS SUPER SIZE ME AN INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING DOCUMENTARY ON FAST FOOD, HEALTH AND OBESITY?

Super Size Me is the documentation of Morgan Spurlock eating a diet of McDonalds for a whole month. It’s facts on obesity and the impact of junk food¬† is informative, eye-opening and possibly life-changing.

Storyline

While exploring the obesity pandemic, the impacts of a fast food diet, Morgan Spurlock puts his own health to the test as he goes on a diet of only McDonalds for a month.

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Movie details

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Cast: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Lisa Ganjhu, Stephen Siegel, Bridget Bennett, Alexandra Jamieson
Writer: Morgan Spurlock
Release Date (Australia): 3 June 2004
Runtime: 98 minutes/1h 38m
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

Themes in the film include obesity, illness and disease, and the impact of a fast food diet. There are also graphic scenes featuring an actual surgical procedure and a rectal exam.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains occasional coarse language, including a singular use of the word “f**k” and use of the words “s**t”, “crap” and “bastards”.

Drug Use (PG)

The film contains verbal references to heroin use and addiction.

Nudity (PG)

A man’s buttocks are briefly depicted during a rectal exam and a poster of a breast-nude woman is briefly depicted.

Sex (M)

The film contains verbal references to sexual activity and sexual positions.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for language, sex and drug references, and a graphic medical procedure)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This important documentary on obesity, illness and the impact of an unhealthy lifestyle is very informative, entertaining, and for some, possibly life-changing. There’s some fairly controversial and insulting-for-some subject matter relating to obesity, and mental and physical illnesses causes by eating too much fast food. But to free itself from that halt, the film also points out that people can tell smokers that smoking is disgusting and it’s still offensive to tell fat people that obesity is a sickness.

Morgan Spurlock leads in the centre of the film in which he explores the health issues as a result of the fast food industry, but he also takes on a month of eating only McDonalds and putting his health to the test. Although it’s a movie that doesn’t last for too long, you see the whole process and the film feels you’re watching it for a solid month, during their experiment. It also throws plenty of facts and interesting information at you throughout.

The reason Super Size Me stands out from a lot of other documentaries is because although it’s very interesting and thought-provoking, it’s also extremely important in the way that it might turn your whole life around. With the amount of sickening eating of Big Macs and even the vomiting and health problems, this film will make you want to keep away from these fast food restaurants.

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