Super Size Me

Rated 3.0 New York filmmaker Morgan Spurlock picks up Michael Moore’s torch of proletarian advocacy and crisscrosses the country to examine the dietary and economic imprints the fast-food industry has chiseled into our daily lives. He spent an entire month eating from the McDonald’s menu while following four main rules: He would “super size" if asked, only consume what McDonald’s sells over the counter (including water), eat every item on the menu at least once and eat three meals a day. We watch him munch and slurp in Manhattan, California, Wisconsin and Texas in a scrappy but amateurish video diary that goes behind the headlines of his subject matter, uncovers numerous informational nuggets and addresses such issues as public-school lunch programs, while Spurlock, literally, nearly eats himself to death.