A controversial (to the fast food industry) movie is coming out soon: Super Size Me:
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.
[The director] also put[s] 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.
One movie critic concludes:
it’s pretty clear that Spurlock’s [the director] goal is not to convince everyone in his viewing audience to stay away from McDonald’s. (The experiment hasn’t turned him into a vegetarian, although he avoids admitting whether he plans to eat any fast food in the near future.) Instead, he wants us to have a concrete understanding of what we’re eating. The issue may be serious, but the tone is lighthearted, and that, more than anything else, makes Super Size Me a palatable cinematic entrée. Especially when enjoyed with a big carton of buttered popcorn and a double-sized cup of Coke.
I wonder if the director was inspired by Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.