Super Size Me


1h 38m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does just that and embarks on the most perilous journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu;

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Cinetic Media; Fortissimo Films
Distribution Company
ODEON FILMS (CANADA)/ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS/SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS/SHOWTIME INDEPENDENT FILMS; 20th Century Fox International; A-Film Distribution; Aerofilms, S.R.O.; Bazuca; CinTart; DeAPlaneta; Dendy Films; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Distribution Company; Fandango; Filmladen Gmbh; Golden Village; Gussi Films; Luna Filmverleih Gmbh; Metro Tartan Distributors; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Roadside Attractions; Sam Film; Samuel Goldwyn Films; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Showtime Independent Films; United International Pictures; Virgil Films & Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does just that and embarks on the most perilous journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must wolf three squares a day; he must consume everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. Spurlock treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and an equal number of regular folk while chowing down at the Golden Arches. Spurlock's grueling drive-through diet spirals him into a physical and emotional metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Cinetic Media; Fortissimo Films
Distribution Company
ODEON FILMS (CANADA)/ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS/SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS/SHOWTIME INDEPENDENT FILMS; 20th Century Fox International; A-Film Distribution; Aerofilms, S.R.O.; Bazuca; CinTart; DeAPlaneta; Dendy Films; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Distribution Company; Fandango; Filmladen Gmbh; Golden Village; Gussi Films; Luna Filmverleih Gmbh; Metro Tartan Distributors; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Roadside Attractions; Sam Film; Samuel Goldwyn Films; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Showtime Independent Films; United International Pictures; Virgil Films & Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Award Nominations

Best Documentary Feature

2004

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States May 7, 2004

Released in United States Spring May 7, 2004

Released in United States on Video September 28, 2004

Released in United States January 2004 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 15-25, 2004.)

Winner of the 2004 Feature Documentary Award by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Winner of the 2004 Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture - Documentary by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Limited Release in United States May 7, 2004

Released in United States Spring May 7, 2004

Released in United States on Video September 28, 2004

Released in United States January 2004

Released in United States March 2004

Released in United States September 2004

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival March 12-20, 2004.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-25, 2004.

Scheduled to air on Showtime early 2005 as part of "Sho Exposure" documentary series.

Released in United States March 2004 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival March 12-20, 2004.)

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-25, 2004.)

Winner of Best Director (Documentary Competition) at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.