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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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Credited cast:
Katie Couric ... Narrator
Bill Clinton ... Self (as President Bill Clinton)
Michael Bloomberg ... Self (as Mayor Michael Bloomberg)
Michael Pollan ... Self
Mark Hyman Mark Hyman ... Self (as Mark Hyman M.D.)
Mark Bittman Mark Bittman ... Self
Gary Taubes Gary Taubes ... Self
Joe Lopez Joe Lopez ... Self
Robert Lustig Robert Lustig ... Self
Wesley Randall Wesley Randall ... Self
Brady Kluge Brady Kluge ... Self
Maggie Valentine Maggie Valentine ... Self
Tom Harkin Tom Harkin ... Self (as Senator Tom Harkin)
Marion Nestle ... Self
David Kessler David Kessler ... Self
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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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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Features The O'Reilly Factor (1996) See more »

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START A WAR
Performed by The National
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under license from the Beggars Group
Written by Matt Berninger (as Mathew Donald Berringer), Aaron Dessner (as Aaron Brooking Dessner)
(c) BMG Rights Management US Used by Permission. All rights reserved.
Published by Bughouse Music
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Get out the word!
31 May 2014 | by junkmail-385See all my reviews

Fed Up highlights sleazy lobbying efforts of the food industry and describes simple actions our government could take to alleviate the obesity epidemic. Even Michelle Obama was distracted by the industry. Perhaps with the prodding of this movie production, Michelle O. has more recently started to get back on track with making dietary changes in our schools.

Will our government move in the right direction? Only with a strong grass roots effort to counteract the industry. Fed Up gives us the tools. The People enacted change upon the tobacco industry. We can do it again for food!

Warning: Don't see this movie if you're happy with the status quo, a shorter, lower quality of life, and don't mind paying even more for health care.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fed Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$126,028, 11 May 2014

Gross USA:

$1,538,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,546,229
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Atlas Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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