Roadside Attractions | Release Date: May 7, 2004
7.5
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CooterPatooterMar 7, 2012
Start by being totally convinced of something and then try to invent an experiment to fit your preconceived notions... aka "exactly how NOT to conduct an experiment". Super Size Me fails at the most important level... the one where SpurlockStart by being totally convinced of something and then try to invent an experiment to fit your preconceived notions... aka "exactly how NOT to conduct an experiment". Super Size Me fails at the most important level... the one where Spurlock is supposed to convince me that fast food is killing people. His weak concept involves him eating McDonald's food three times a day every day for a month and if asked, accepting the "super size" upgrade. In one scene he eats so much garbage food that he exceeds his stomach capacity and vomits. Then we're all supposed to be surprised and horrified that he (gasp!) gains weight. He mentions nothing about exercise, healthy snacking or other responsible living choices... just the same monotonous drone of "fast food kills... fast food kills..." He never seems phased by the fact that NOBODY eats freakin' McDonald's 84 TIMES A MONTH! Of course most McDonald's menu choices aren't healthy, but it's not intended to be a daily staple!!! As long as you consume it in responsible moderation, you wont gain an ounce. That's what RESPONSIBLE ADULTS do. If you don't want to eat fast food... then DON'T! And the irresponsible folks who can be saved from making bad food choices aren't going to be convinced by this halfassed production. The final joke comes at the very end when we're told that Spurlock's girlfriend (i think) is planning an entirely vegan menu to cleanse his body of the evil McDonald's effects. Yet another wild claim that's just assumed to be correct and isn't backed up by a shred of evidence, like the rest of this film. A mildly entertaining presentation of a completely bad experiment. Expand
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AdamL.May 17, 2004
And only 3 bc it was a good idea done wrong. none of the facts suprised me, nothing was really shocking at all, maybe if you're a vegan or something. and i REALLY hate MacDonalds, but they just really did a halfassed job with this doco.
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FormicSapienApr 6, 2012
If your definition of a good documentary is to "mislead the layperson using manipulation of facts and half-truths" than this would be a good documentary to you. Be smart, not dumb:If your definition of a good documentary is to "mislead the layperson using manipulation of facts and half-truths" than this would be a good documentary to you. Be smart, not dumb: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersize_me#Criticism_and_statistical_notes Expand
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