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Plot, Details & Awards

Super Size Me

Rated PG-13 for language, sex and drug references, and a graphic medical procedure.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/7/2004 , 96min.
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Plot & Details

First-time director Morgan Spurlock takes a look at the subject of obesity in the United States, specifically zeroing in on the business and culture surrounding the nation's fast-food industry in this 2004 documentary. In addition to studying the marketing of fast food to American children and unsuccessfully attempting to gain an interview with McDonald's executives, Spurlock attempts to become one of his own subjects by documenting a one-month binge during which he survived only on items from the McDonald's menu, forcing himself to eat three meals a day and try every offering at least once. Super Size Me premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Run Time: 96min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 05/07/2004
  • DVD Release Date: 09/28/2004
  • Distributor(s): Independent Artists
  • Director(s): Morgan Spurlock
  • Tone: Humorous,Irreverent,Quirky,Satirical
  • Keywords: advertising, binge, diet, fast-food, marketing, meals, obesity
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (05-07-2004)
  • Language: English

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Feature Morgan Spurlock Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Documentary Nominated

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Edinburgh International Film Festival New Director's Award Morgan Spurlock Won

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival In Competition Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 National Board of Review Best Documentary Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Directing Prize Morgan Spurlock Won

SXSW

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 SXSW Film Presented Nominated

Writers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Writers Guild of America Best Documentary Morgan Spurlock Won

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