Super Size Me

This houghtful, funny and visually inventive documentary is only partly about a man’s attempt to eat nothing but McDonald’s food for a month. While director/star Morgan Spurlock’s disgusting gustatory excursion (including the vomiting of a Big Mac!) is the narrative hook, most of the film focuses on America’s growing obesity problem and its health consequences. As Spurlock puts on 20 pounds and loses his ability to make love like a real man, he also discovers that our school lunches are little better than poisoned rat turds, that McDonald’s own lawyers claim their food is not good for you, and that four out of five nutritionists think it would be a good idea to never, ever, ever eat a supersized order of sugar-coated cheese fries. Plus, while he’s doing this, Spurlock manages to be funny instead of preachy. So peel yourself off the sofa and remove the Big Mac from your gullet and go see this while you can ... and if you feel like that’s too much of a hassle, remember: You can always gorge yourself on giant-sized M&Ms and deep-fried, lard-flavored popcorn while you watch.

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