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|Official Site: SuperSizeMe.com
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Distributed by: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Theatrical Release Date: May 2004
Why are Americans so fat? Find out in Super Size Me, a tongue in-cheek - and burger in hand - look at the legal, financial and physical costs of America's hunger for fast food. Ominously, 37% of American children and adolescents are carrying too much fat and 2 out of every three adults are overweight or obese. Is it our fault for lacking self-control, or are the fast-food corporations to blame? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock hit the road and interviewed experts in 20 U.S. cities, including Houston, the "Fattest City" in America. From Surgeon Generals to gym teachers, cooks to kids, lawmakers to legislators, these authorities shared their research, opinions and "gut feelings" on our ever-expanding girth.