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.
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 ...
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