You know how awful I felt since I watched this documentary, all I could think about was McDonald cheeseburger. How he (the director) had shot too many people eating burgers, including himself, made me feeling guilty for craving that! But now, the positive thing is I don't eat burgers since then.
Sometimes funny, but mostly entertaining, documentary that states the obvious: fast food gets you fat. Spurlock uses himself as a test subject to show the lack of corporate responsibility McDonalds takes on their product. He also uses the modern documentary approach of Michael Moore, but lacks his emotion, probably due to the thin subject, making this doc a good time, yet coming off like the junk food it depicts.
This has the appeal, even a bit of the humour, of a Michael Moore approach to a documentary. The originality here is that Spurlock uses himself as the subject of the experiment he will use to prove his point. Just like Michael Moore he is so involved with the point that the film is mainly political, not journalistic and not at all scientific (which is not necessary bad). And he's willing to feed himself only MacJunk.
It's fun to watch...but somehow it never quite explains everything, it never goes deep enough. A good message for the american culture that seems to be a little bit oblivious tho these problems. Morgan should just have spoken with my grandmother: "If it doesn't come from the earth, it's not good for you." In Europe, we're fat but we know it's our fault.
The success of the fast food industry is a symptom of several much bigger problems, like the fact that not everyone is able to afford "healthy" food, that fewer and fewer people know how to cook healthy meals for themselves, and that many people are just plain ignorant about nutrition. Spurlock wastes so much time stating the obvious that I was left with many questions.