7.2/10
1,712
40 user 1 critic

Fat Head (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 3 February 2009 (USA)
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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the ... See full summary »

Director: Lathe Poland
Stars: Lathe Poland, Eric Carlsen, Daniel Damiano
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Journalist C.J.Hunt's global quest for a solution to the obesity epidemic and diet-related disease. It explores modern dietary science, previous historical findings, ancestral native diets and the emerging field of human dietary evolution.

Director: C.J. Hunt
Stars: C.J. Hunt, Leslie Aiello, Susan Loraine Anderson
Sugar Coated (2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

How the food industry sugar-coated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time.

Director: Michèle Hozer
Stars: Gary Taubes, Robert Lustig, Craig Wilcox
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Every minute of every year an American drops dead of a heart attack, hundreds of thousands without any warning or prior symptom. But these people could have been saved. The Widowmaker ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Forbes
Stars: Gillian Anderson
Fed Up (2014)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

Director: Stephanie Soechtig
Stars: Michele Simon, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton
Super Size Me (2004)
Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out ... See full summary »

Directors: James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Mike Adams, Nick Bolton, James Caitlin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr
Stars: Joe Cross, Amy Badberg, Merv Cross
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.

Director: Damon Gameau
Stars: Damon Gameau, Hugh Jackman, Milla Bakaitis
Food Matters (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.

Directors: James Colquhoun, Carlo Ledesma
Stars: Vicky Blewitt, Ian Brighthope, Jerome Burne
Calendar Girl (1993)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Three young men go on an end of the summer trip to Hollywood, California. Their quest: to fulfill the fantasy of meeting Marilyn Monroe.

Director: John Whitesell
Stars: Jason Priestley, Gabriel Olds, Jerry O'Connell
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary about one man's attempt to turn the food pyramid on its head. Donal O'Neill ditches wheat and sugar in a food plan consisting of 70% fat - under the guidance of legendary South African Sports Scientist Prof. Tim Noakes.

Director: Yolanda Barker
Stars: Donal O'Neill, Tim Noakes, John Briffa
Edit

Cast

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)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Shirley Naughton ...
Herself
Robert Olson ...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grubsi nie glupsi  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

This documentary is not intended to be a substitute for the misguided nutrition advice you can get from your doctor or other health professional. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Super Size Me (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Swamp Tofu
Performed by Tom Monahan
Written by Tom Monahan
Produced by Martin Blasick
Seance Master Music (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
presents itself as fact when its dangerous and ridiculous garbage
3 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

i don't review many movies, but i had to comment on this piece of trash.

when all of the films 'experts' had no listed credentials, i started to smell a rat. then when they opened their mouths to speak, i would've laughed if the nonsense they spouted weren't so dangerous

dr eades went to medical school alright, but never did a residency. he's board certified in NOTHING! why would he be one of the experts? like the film says, 'follow the money' - he writes...wait for it...diet books.

where were the cardiologists to talk about heart attacks and blood vessels? the neurologists to talk about the pathophysiology of stroke (i am a neurologist)? where were the research scientists?

according to this idiot, he is set up by his genes to be overweight, yet he eats nothing but crap for a month and he sheds a dozen pounds and all of his lipids have dropped. what was he eating before this film? salads? it was the lettuce he used to eat that made him fat. he should keep going with this diet, he'll be the most fit person ever.

i tell you what i see in my ER. young fat people and old slender people. it doesn't take a research grant to add that up. find me an obese 80 year old. 90 year old. good luck hunting.

the doctors involved in your day to day health are the ultimate skeptics. we review and critique every piece of medical literature. before we accept data, we LOOK for ways to invalidate it because that is our job. we fine tune research. there is no conspiracy.

isn't it odd that the average life expectancy continues to CLIMB when it's based upon a bunch of lies us doctors are telling you to pad our pockets? hmm.

(oh yeah, genius, cave men were healthy because they died in their 20s)

this guy is an idiot and the 'scientists' in this film should be ashamed.


29 of 79 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 40 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about her characters on "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars: Rebels," and "The Flash." Plus, "The IMDb Show" learns what it takes to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show