lssue # 31 – movie review: Super Size ME

Year Released:2004

  Starring: Morgan Spurlock, Alexandra Jamieson

 Distributed By: Samuel Goldwyn Films, Roadside Attractions

 Directed, Produced and written by: Morgan Spurlock

Length of movie: 98 minutes We at Circles Magazine got together and watched a movie called Super-size me about an actor named Morgan Spurlock, who ate McDonalds every day for 30 days.

Part of the experiment was that Morgan could only eat what they sold at McDonalds, and if they asked him if he wanted to super-size he had to say yes. Morgan Spurlock went to see a couple different doctors and a nutritionist to help him with his experimental diet.  They did regular blood tests and physical exams throughout the 30 days.  The blood tests showed elevated blood sugar and higher cholesterol during the experiment.

One day while Morgan eating in his car he threw up outside his car window, it was gross, but then he felt better after he ate.  Morgan had every item on the menu and went to several different McDonalds throughout the country.

He was asked to super-size nine times during the 30 days and most of them were in Texas.

The movie was made in the year 2003 and released in 2004.

Since then McDonalds has changed its super-size policy and its menu significantly.

They claim that the movie had no impact on the decision to make the changes.

Of the 29 people that watched the movie 75% said to skip it.

 

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