A comedian replies to the "Super Size Me" crowd by losing weight on a fast-food diet while demonstrating that almost everything you think you know about the obesity "epidemic" and healthy eating is wrong.

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Credited cast:
Peter Paddon ...
Himself - Guy who sees himself on the news
Tom Naughton ...
Himself / John Banzhaf / Deep Throat / The Guy From CSPI / Customer / Body Cells
Chareva Naughton ...
Herself / Veggie Girl / Counter Clerk
Sally Fallon Morell ...
Herself - President, Weston A. Price Foundation (as Sally Fallon)
Mary Enig ...
Herself - Biochemist (as Mary Enig PhD)
Michael R. Eades ...
Himself (as Michael R. Eades M.D.)
Mary Dan Eades ...
Herself (as Mary Dan Eades M.D.)
Al Sears ...
Himself - Director, Wellness Research Foundation (as Al Sears M.D.)
Eric Oliver ...
Himself - University of Chicago (as Eric Oliver PhD)
Jacob Sullum ...
Himself - Senior Editor, Reason Magazine
Eric Feit ...
Himself (as Eric Feit M.D.)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Jacobson ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Shirley Naughton ...
Herself
Robert Olson ...
Himself (archive footage)
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A comedian replies to the "Super Size Me" crowd by losing weight on a fast-food diet (including plenty of double-cheeseburgers and fried chicken) while demonstrating that almost everything you think you know about the obesity "epidemic" and healthy eating is wrong. Written by Naughton, Tom

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3 February 2009 (USA)  »

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No, this production wasn't funded or approved by McDonald's.

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References Super Size Me (2004) See more »

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Guessmate
Performed by Tom Monahan
Written by Tom Monahan
Produced by Martin Blasick
Seance Master Music (BMI)
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While the film has some good points, its cheapness really impairs the overall experience.
14 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While I think "Fat Head" is a very flawed film, I do recommend you watch it. It has many good points to make and makes you think...too bad the film is so ugly to look at and uneven that you might not bother watching the movie to its conclusion. Watch it...even if it is really ugly and could have used some work.

When the film begins, the filmmaker (Tom Naughton) brings up some possible inconsistencies behind Morgan Spurlock's film "Super Size Me". I really wish Naughton hadn't piggybacked on Spurlock's film, however, as although I agreed that Spurlock wasn't particularly fair in how he conducted his 'experiment', focusing all this energy against Spurlock seemed to deflect from THE most important message in "Fat Head"--that many of our dietary assumptions are wrong! Various experts throughout the film made convincing arguments that animal fats are NOT bad and should make up much of our diet. And, interestingly, the US government food pyramid we all followed for so long (which recommended consumption of HUGE amounts of grains) actually have made us fatter and less fit. But, focusing so much on Spurlock was done, most likely, for marketing reasons. As a result, the film seemed a bit ill-focused.

Despite these complaints, my biggest ones are because the film looks very amateurish. The graphics look incredibly cheap and ugly--really, really, really ugly. So, while Naughton is making some good points, he's doing it with graphics which would embarrass most viewers. Plus, sometimes Naughton made wonderful jokes and observations--and other times, he missed the mark and having some outsiders help him polish the film would have really helped.

The bottom line is that Tom Naughton has a lot of talent and made some wonderful observations. But, he simply needs polish and better direction. So, if he could perhaps work WITH A TEAM, the results would look so much better instead of looking more like a YouTube post than a movie. There's a lot to it....and try to look past its deficits.


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