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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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Stephanie Soechtig
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Cast

Credited cast:
Katie Couric ... Narrator
Bill Clinton ... Himself (as President Bill Clinton)
Michael Bloomberg ... Himself (as Mayor Michael Bloomberg)
Mark Hyman Mark Hyman ... Himself (as Mark Hyman M.D.)
Kelly Brownell ... Himself
Margo Wootan ... Herself
Michele Simon Michele Simon ... Herself
Gary Taubes Gary Taubes ... Himself
Tom Harkin Tom Harkin ... Himself (as Senator Tom Harkin)
Tom Vilsack Tom Vilsack ... Himself (as Secretary Tom Vilsack)
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Picture See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$126,028, 11 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,538,899, 22 August 2014
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Atlas Films See more »
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Trivia

After viewing this movie, writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith cut the sugar from his diet and began rapidly losing weight. See more »

Goofs

There is no sugar in most soda pop in the United States unless it's the A&W root beer from the restaurant or from Mexico. It has corn syrup which is the problem. See more »

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Courtesy of Beggars Banquet Records
under license from the Beggars Group
Written by Matt Berninger (as Mathew Donald Berringer), Aaron Dessner (as Aaron Brooking Dessner)
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Published by Bughouse Music
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This may be the most important movie a parent ever sees.
7 January 2016 | by Monty BurnsSee all my reviews

Incredible documentary. Actually seeing people speaking the truth and exposing the food industry is so fulfilling. I applaud every one of those people who have a conscience and are more worried about protecting our children and future generations than filling their pockets with our new God, Money.

I laughed so hard at the part where they replaced the "Half the fat" label with "Double the sugar", it reminds me of super markets who make bigger shopping carts and brand them as "for your shopping convenience" rather than, "So you can buy more stuff and we can make more money."

My only regret with this movie is that I didn't see it 30 years ago. I've heard for years about how bad sugar is for you and not to drink pop and always shrugged it off. Sometimes you have to see a documentary like this for it to really sink in. I already know who I'm giving my last bag of sugar to.

A huge THANK YOU! to the creators of this movie from this parent.


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