• Super Size Me (2004)

Super Size Me

Release Date: May 7th, 2004

DVD Release Date: September 28th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Director Morgan Spurlock's social experiment in fast-food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from the McDonald's menu for an entire month. In the process his weight balloons, his energy level plummets and he experiences all sorts of unexpected -- and terrifying -- side effects. He also examines the corporate giant's growing role in the lives of American consumers and explores its methods of indoctrinating young people and its contribution to America's obesity epidemic.

Cast: Morgan Spurlock

Director: Morgan Spurlock

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: The Con

Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Keywords: Wife, Amusing, Pursuit, Witty, New York City, Doctor, Transformation, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The results are as entertaining as they are sobering. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    It’s one of the blackest comedies to hit the screen since Dr. Strangelove. Spurlock proves himself a supersize talent; he makes you choke on every laugh. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A movie every American should see, although parts of it are close to unwatchable - notably an operating room sequence in which a pair of surgeons performs a gastric bypass, or "obesity surgery," as they like to call it, on a dangerously overweight patient. show more

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)