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Super Size Me (2004)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 11 June 2004 (USA)
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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.

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Morgan Spurlock

Writer:

Morgan Spurlock
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chemeeka Walker Chemeeka Walker ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Dania Abu-Rmaileh Dania Abu-Rmaileh ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Amanda Kearsan Amanda Kearsan ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Christian Baucher Christian Baucher ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Amelia Giancarlo Amelia Giancarlo ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Geoffrey Giancarlo Geoffrey Giancarlo ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Alexandria Morgan ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Chanelle Clarke Chanelle Clarke ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Marisa Danenfield Marisa Danenfield ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Katie Danenfield Katie Danenfield ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Megan Foley Megan Foley ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Edmand Cardero Edmand Cardero ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Jay Cohen Jay Cohen ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Jonnae Strong Jonnae Strong ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
Audrey Whitfield Audrey Whitfield ... Self - Kid of Camp Mt. Laurel
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Storyline

Several legal suits have been brought against McDonald's Restaurants that they are knowingly selling food that is unhealthy. Some of the court decisions have stated that the plaintiffs would have a claim if they could prove that eating the food every day for every meal is dangerous. As such, documentarian Morgan Spurlock conducts an unscientific experiment using himself as the guinea pig: eat only McDonald's for thirty days, three meals a day. If he is asked by the clerk if he would like the meal super sized, he has to say yes. And by the end of the thirty days, he will have had to have eaten every single menu item at least once. Before starting the experiment, he is tested by three doctors - a general practitioner, a cardiologist and a gastroenterologist - who pronounce his general health to be outstanding. They will also monitor him over the thirty days to ensure that he is not placing his health into irreparable damage. He also consults with a dietitian/nutritionist and an exercise... Written by Huggo

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A film of epic portions. See more »

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sex and drug references, and a graphic medical procedure | See all certifications »

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Trivia

It is implied that one of the Corporate Interviewees lost his job for participating and then saying the wrong thing. See more »

Goofs

The Blue Danube Waltz is by Johann Strauss not by Richard Strauss. See more »

Quotes

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Children: A Pizza Hut! A Pizza Hut! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! A Pizza Hut! A Pizza Hut! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! McDonalds! McDonalds! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! McDonalds! McDonalds! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! I like food! I like food! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut! You like food! You like food! Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut!
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Crazy Credits

Among the many people and entities thanked at the end of the movie is the First Amendment, which guarantees free speech and freedom of the press. See more »

Alternate Versions

An official PG-rated version is available for DVD and has been edited specifically for classroom study for grades 6-12. See more »

Connections

Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: Showdown (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Danube, Waltz, Op. 314
Performed by Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss)
Courtesy of Amadis Records
By arrangement with Source Q
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I've been on a diet since seeing this.
13 March 2005 | by SmileysWorldSee all my reviews

I have had an overeating problem my entire life.I have frequented all of the big name fast food joints you can name.I have always known that this was not the healthiest food in the world,but something over the years has always kept me going back.When I rented this film,I pretty much knew what to expect going in.Something told me that this man was going to really drive the point home about how unhealthy this food really is.Really,I was hoping to be scared into going on a permanent diet.It worked,at least for the most part.I watched this film about two months ago,and I have been on a diet since.I won't lie and say that I haven't been to a fast food place since.I have.I get in a hurry sometimes and don't have time to grab anything that's healthy.Part of the reason these places exist is because they know we often get in a hurry and have little choice but to get something that's made quickly. For the most part though,I have eaten a lot healthier since viewing this,and I have shed pounds and am feeling much better,though there is a long way to go.This movie frightened me as well as any horror flick has over the years.Who would have thought a documentary could do that?I did object though to the scene where the film's maker,Morgan Spurlock,lost his lunch out of his car window.I don't believe it was necessary to see this.Otherwise,it was a true eye opener.It won't be going in my personal video collection though.Once is enough.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Size Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Appleton, Wisconsin, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$516,641, 9 May 2004

Gross USA:

$11,536,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,645,757
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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