Fed Up has a fire in its belly to change things. Naïve? Maybe. So what. I say, Godspeed. Here is something rare at the multiplex: a movie that matters. show more
Snappy graphics channel the info flow like a sugar rush. Scary music cues are overused. Narrator Katie Couric wisely stays offscreen. That keeps Fed Up from feeling like an Oprah special. show more
In a move sure to infuriate “nanny state” critics, director Stephanie Soechtig names the US government and food corporations responsible for a campaign to get Americans addicted to junk food — particularly, and most dangerously, sugar — as early as possible. show more
My husband reluctantly went to this movie with me on our anniversary. He eats a lot of junk food and hates to hear about how it can be causing him health problems, He actually enjoyed the movie. This movie basically took on one area of nutrition -sugar, which is smart because the focus was sharp and indisputable. My favorite laugh out loud moment was when the Coke executive tried to validate drinking soda as being a part of a healthy diet in that it provides required liquid for hydration. The editing was a little sneaky but so is their advertising. Tit for tat. I can not even see a soda ad without thinking what sell outs for the celebrities to endorse.