Super Size Me

Year: 2004
Production Co: Kathbur Pictures
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Producer: Morgan Spurlock
Writer: Morgan Spurlock
Cast: Morgan Spurlock

From the tiniest acorns do the greatest oaks grow, as this film proves. With a presumably miniscule budget and a strong idea, Morgan Spurlock sent the world's largest fast food restaurant chain into a PR tailspin that saw it change the whole menu to reflect healthy choices.

That was after going on record at every opportunity to say they never claimed McDonalds was healthy enough to eat straight for a month, and that if you did you were an idiot.

But that's what Spurlock did, documenting the decline in his health that went from expected and a bit funny to outright scary as his various doctors track his progress.

Like a much cheaper Michael Moore, he used his personal story to pillory the practices and health profile of the world's most popular commercial food institution and made a directorial career out of it.

That'd be worth a month of clogged arteries, near heart attacks and complete sexual dysfunction, surely?

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