Supersize Me

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Supersize Me
The golden arches, the taco bell dog, the Wendy’s girl, and many other symbols have become well known in our society. Everywhere you turn there is a fast food restaurant waiting to take your order. With Americas growing obesity rate you would think peoples willingness to eat fast food would die down, but it has not. I chose the documentary, Supersize Me because it shows what fast food does to our bodies and I think that Americans need to see those horrible effects. The film, Supersize Me, follows Morgan Spurlock who sets out to eat McDonalds three times a day for thirty days straight and if given the option to supersize his meal, he has to say yes. The documentary Supersize Me shows the negative results of eating fast food on a person’s body not only physically but also psychologically.

Morgan Spurlock’s experiment tests the words of McDonald’s spokespersons who claim there food is perfectly healthy and nutritious. Spurlock’s purpose is to prove them right or wrong-if it is healthy he should have no negative side effects from eating it thirty days straight. Most Americans indulge in fast food, so is this contributing to the growing obesity rate? Supersize Me gives us a look into the unhealthy relationship America has with fast food. It may not stop us from pulling into the drive through but it will most likely make us think twice about the food we are about to put in our bodies. Morgan Spurlock’s experiment shows what our society has come to. Most people do not have home cooked meals anymore a large majority eat out and indulge in unhealthy food. He believes America has come to people who over eat and do not exercise. Spurlock leaves a strong impact on the audience by using himself as the guinea pig in his experiment. By using himself he becomes one with the American people not just a filmmaker trying to make some money. McDonalds being the primary focus of the many fast food chains Spurlock really digs deep into the harmful effects...
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