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Fed Up (2014)

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

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Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry-far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and TV journalist Katie Couric lead us through this potent exposé that uncovers why-despite media attention, the public's fascination with appearance, and government policies to combat childhood obesity-generations of American children will now live shorter lives than their parents did. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Congress says pizza is a vegetable.

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Rated PG for thematic elements including smoking images, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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19 January 2014 (USA)  »

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$126,028 (USA) (9 May 2014)

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$1,538,899 (USA) (22 August 2014)
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After viewing this movie, writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith cut the sugar from his diet and began rapidly losing weight. See more »

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WAKE UP
Written by Win Butler (as Edwin F. Butler), Will Butler (as William Pierce Butler), Régine Chassagne, Tim Kingsbury (as Timothy Kingsbury), Richard Reed Parry (as Richard R. Parry)
Performed by Arcade Fire
Courtesy Merge Records
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This will change your life!!!
12 September 2014 | by (Cyprus, Larnaca) – See all my reviews

Stephanie Soechtig did an amazing job at creating a masterpiece that will truly open your eyes. From the writing on this magnificent documentary to the directing, the graphics and cinematography, Stephanie and all of the producers of the film have done an incredible job. The film manages to captivate you all throughout and pull you in with the shocking information that is displayed in it. The food industry is indeed in deep trouble and the film accomplishes excellence in illustrating that to the viewers. It is even witty and humorous at times, however this will soften even the most hardcore of people. This will hopefully open your eyes to do something and make a change. Brilliant imagery and emotions flying through the roof, making this movie, life-changing.


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