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Super Size Me Movie Review Summary

Actors: Morgan Spurlock

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Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock decided to find out what would happen if he ate nothing but McDonald's fast food for a month. The rules were: three squares a day, eat everything on the menu at least once over the 30 days, and Super Size the meal if the cashier offered it. He started out by checking his body shape and conditioning with three doctors, a nutritionist, and a physical therapist, and checked with them on his progress over the course of the month. His target is not just McDonald's, but fast food and America's stunning obesity in general. The film is not all eating and doctors: Spurlock interviews industry experts, academics, public school officials that have banned soft drink sales on campus and instituted healthy lunch programs, a man who had radical stomach surgery to curb his weight, and so on. Spurlock also travels to McDonald's restaurants from LA to Texas to New York. The film is enlivened by Spurlock's charming sense of humor and his lovely if anxious girlfriend, who's a vegan chef. Though quite funny and entertaining, the movie quietly drops plenty of frightening information about the fast food industry's lobbying power, marketing techniques, and the ill health and eating habits of our nation.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Script Analysis of Super Size Me

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism! Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   obesity

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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