Throughout the thirty-day experiment period, he has a team of highly qualified doctors checking his health parameters. An occasional cheeseburger and soda will not ruin a person's health if they do not overeat and otherwise eat a nutritious diet. Along the way he checks in with 3 doctors and a nutritionist for general health updates and advice. They check him again regularly during the filming, as his weight balloons 30 pounds, his blood pressure skyrockets, his cholesterol goes up 65 points, he has symptoms of toxic shock to his liver, his skin begins to look unhealthy, his energy drops, he has chest pains, and his girlfriend complains about their sex life. His birth is depicted in Spurlock's documentary , which Spurlock dedicated to Laken.
The film was selected for theatrical distribution under the label Morgan Spurlock Presents. However, it turns out that some of the most acclaimed documentaries ever are about as real as Borat. He shows the way in which children are bombarded with information and images about McDonalds and the way these images influence the children in eating food that results in obesity, diabetes and other ailments that were until now something that affected only adults. Another stipulation of Morgan's experiment is that he can only take 5,000 steps a day to replicate the exercise that most average Americans get on a daily basis. Spurlock never released a complete log of his experiment for scientific peer review and failed to utilize a control group. For best results, share them with everyone else in the restaurant.
Robert Flaherty was the Michael Moore of the 1920s, only he left more illegitimate Inuit children in his wake. So the guy was a star, but nobody knew where he was or even if he was still alive. He asked them to hunt with spears instead of , made them dress in furs, and had them build an igloo, even though they'd actually heard of houses by then. Still, the movie does accomplish some good; although people know fast food is unhealthy they maynot realize just how bad it is. They did feel more tired, but none of them experienced the mood swings and depression Spurlock claimed to have endured. The doctors say they have seen similar side-effects from binge drinkers, but never dreamed you could get that way just by eating fast food.
Do you think one side or the other bears more of the blame for what's happening, or is it a shared blame? In mid-2010, Spurlock worked with creator , founder , and comic book creator to create the documentary , to cover the stories of convention fans. The filmmakers aren't following the birds -- the birds are following them. But if you think something is bullshit, the answer is not more bullshit. The webcast was a success, with over a million hits in the first five days. The film is highly critical of restaurant corporations that market cheap, unhealthy food to the public for high profits. Which is of course not to say that his movies are bad, just that they use a different approach to documentary filmmaking that sheds the illusion of objectivity by becoming directly involved in the material.
According to , only 20 to 35 percent of eighth graders in the U. Spurlock helped distribute , a documentary directed by on the phenomenon and on the musician and voice acting career of. Interspersed between his interactions with his healthcare team and meals are scenes depicting how the fast food industry markets to children. He must eat each available menu item at least once during the experiment and SuperSize the meal if it's offered by the cashier. Though the statistics the movie presents paint a dire picture of obesity and the effects of fast-food marketing campaigns on children, the movie also suggests that people have the power to confront these issues head-on and change their eating habits. He's frank about irresponsibility at the personal and corporate levels, but is more bemused than outraged.
On some level, we all know that almost everything we see at the movies is bullshit, from the amount of bullets a person can take without dying to what the job of pizza delivery boy actually entails. After the completion of the project, it took Spurlock fourteen months to return to his normal weight of 185 pounds 84 kg. He was told that he might do permanent damage to his liver due to having to metabolize all of the excess fat in his new diet. Of course I agree with McDonald's that a visit to Mickey D's can be part of a responsible nutritional approach. Super Size Me While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. The film takes a comedic look at male identity as defined through men's grooming habits featuring celebrity and expert commentary. It's estimated that Spurlock ate about 5,000 calories per day, which is well above the average 2,000 calories of a healthy adult diet.
Of course we bear responsibility for our own actions, so. The contention of Fat Head is that the U. For dinner, choose a Quarter Pounder with cheese, add another medium order of fries, and you're at 206 percent of daily sat. Hamburgers were 15 cents, fries were a dime. He was the executive producer and star of the reality television series 2005-2008. This Documentary explores the United States growing epidemic of obesity and diabetes as well. Well, she reminds patients that although fast food often isn't nutritionally ideal, it can be part of a balanced diet.
He eats everything on the menu at least once. If it sounds boring, you haven't seen it -- it's full of in which an injured bird is surrounded by crabs and, unable to fly away and escape, is eventually ganged up on and eaten. All that matters is that the majestic movements of the birds are real. Had he consumed these items in reasonable quantities, the results might have been different. This is a little disappointing and does leave a small hole in the movie, but he avoidsa predictable finale where he would storm their corporate headquarters and demand change.