Super Size Me
After you see this deliciously pointed film, there's one place you probably won't head for a postmovie meal: McDonald's. How could you after watching Morgan Spurlock, the genial director, writer and star of Super Size Me, pig out on three meals a day at Mickey D's across the country for 30 days straight? Before our eyes, the 33-year-old Spurlock, a healthy fellow prior to embarking on his unique meal plan, packs on 25 lbs.; his cholesterol levels rocket skyward; his doctor compares his liver function to that of an alcoholic; and his girlfriend (a vegan chef, ironically) confides that his sexual vigor isn't what it used to be.
Spurlock doesn't conduct his experiment in a vacuum. Either while chowing down or between meals, he interviews medical and nutrition experts, points out how much fast-food companies spend on advertising and how much of it is aimed at kids, and explains how the sugar and fats in fast food make the stuff addictive. His movie is an amusing, informative, clever and worthy attack on Big Mac. (Not rated)