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Fast Food Nation (2006)
UK / English
"The Truth Is Hard To Swallow "
An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.
Ellar Salmon Jay
Mitch Baker Dave
Michael D. Conway Phil (as Michael Conway)
Frank Ertl Jack
Greg Kinnear Don Anderson
Armando Hernández Roberto
Juan Carlos Serrán Esteban
Ana Claudia Talancón Coco
Catalina Sandino Moreno Sylvia
Wilmer Valderrama Raul
Dakota Edwards Stevie
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson Debi
Luis Guzmán Benny
Bobby Cannavale Mike
Francisco Rosales Jorge
Ashley Johnson Amber
Paul Dano Brian
Patricia Arquette Cindy
Roger Cudney Terry
Glen Powell Jr. Steve (as Glen Powell)
Cherami Leigh Kim
Esai Morales Tony
Yareli Arizmendi Gloria
Matt Hensarling Kevin
Mileidy Moron Marchant Vicky
Kris Kristofferson Rudy Martin
Raquel Gavia Rita
Hugo Perez Francisco
Bruce Willis Harry Rydell
Helen Merino Lisa
Erinn Allison Hotel Desk Clerk
Barbara Chisholm Waitress
Larizza Salcido Gameros Maria
Lana Dieterich UMP Nurse
John Scott Horton Greg
Ethan Hawke Pete
Aaron Himelstein Andrew
Avril Lavigne Alice
Marco Perella Tom Watson
Lou Taylor Pucci Paco
Mónica Cano Magdalene (as Mónica Cano Mascorro)
Carlos Adrian Romero Ayala Tino
Humberto Velez Cesar (as Humberto E. Velez Sanchez)
Cora Cardona UMP Translator
Derek Chase Hickey Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
Jason McDonald Riley (uncredited)
Director: Richard Linklater
Producer: Malcolm McLaren,Jeremy Thomas
Writer: Eric Schlosser,Richard Linklater
Narrative film on the fast food culture in the United States
This is a difficult film to watch if you are as tired as I am of being ashamed of this country. But maybe, as the film itself says, "The bad guys win until they don't." So go and see it.

It's well done, with an excellent cast, a reasonable script, cinematography that is occasionally better than you wish it were, and excellent editing. It's a complex film that sets out to tell a number of stories that it believes are inextricably entwined... and succeeds pretty well in doing that. It deals with a number of themes and threads ... social, political, and "human stories" ... and connects them all to a process we have collectively enabled ... the high jacking of the food we eat as well as the culture and economy that should nurture and sustain us ... and instead leave us fat and still hungry.

Warning to those who love animals, other humans, and may not be sufficiently desensitized to violence and gore .... you will never eat a hamburger again after seeing this film. You might even go on to question chicken. And you will lose any illusions you might have cherished in the past about the extent to which the industry that sells us this crap goes on to affect the lives of people across the Americas.

You may not enjoy watching Fast Food Nation, but you should make the effort to see it. And, you should make it a point to take at least one person you love that has been eating this kind of junk. You will have done your good deed for the day ...

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:2
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 6.3
Musician: Friends of Dean Martinez
Running time: 114 min (Cannes Film Festival) / USA
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 13:12:39