Thursday, February 7, 2008

Supersize Me


We're eating lots of green and crunchy things at our house this week. Why, you ask? We finally saw the movie Supersize Me.

I realize most of you probably saw it when it first came out. But we live in Sebringville. So, because we stubbornly refuse to sign up with one of those DVD's by post deals, our movie-watching choices are what we can find at the Village Market Variety (always at least one we're interested in seeing) or what we can borrow from the library. Our entertainment for the last three years has been eclectic, to say the least!

If you haven't seen it, here's a brief synopsis (from the Google Video website):

Super Size Me is an Academy Award-nominated 2004 documentary film, directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. It follows a 30-day time period (February 2003) during which Spurlock subsists exclusively on McDonald's fast food and stops exercising regularly. The film documents this lifestyle's drastic effects on Spurlock's physical and psychological well-being and explores the fast food industry's corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit. During the filming, Spurlock dined at McDonald's restaurants three times per day, sampling every item on the chain's menu at least once. He consumed an average of 5,000 calories (the equivalent of 9.26 Big Macs) per day during the experiment.

Truly mind-boggling. I've been craving salads ever since....

1 comment:

patrick said...

finally got around to seeing Super Size Me; i was impressed by Morgan Spurlock's insight as he goes into a lot more than just physical effects of fast food...