How far would you go to prove a point? For Sundance-winning director Morgan Spurlock, the answer is to the brink of suicide. Following a controversial U.S. court trial, Spurlock decided to test how healthy McDonald’s fare was. Observed by his horrified girlfriend (a vegan chef) he embarked on his strict 30-day McDiet: 3 meals a day (all from McD’s), try everything on the menu once, accept every ‘super-size’ offer, and walk no further than the average American. The result? Two stones gained and liver meltdown. Even the doctors were shocked. Spurlock’s humorous and horrific campaigning doc mixes reports from his experiment and interviews with nutritional experts and everyday Americans to investigate the causes behind the nation’s obesity epidemic.
Super Size Me
Directed by Morgan Spurlock