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Compelling and troubling in equal measure, Fed Up is an advocacy documentary that earns its outrage.
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Fixating on the fat rolls of underprivileged kids without mentioning class, the film is a more polished version of the greasy tale Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me told from the inside out.
It's a decent summary of the issue, taking square aim at corporations and politicians who have made it easy for the citizenry to stuff its collective face with junk food and, even more damaging, sugar.
Director Stephanie Soechtig gathers activists, doctors, kids, lobbyists, parents, politicians, reporters and teachers -- all with different stakes.
Exposé against America's nutritional war on itself is informative, passionate, slightly regurgitated.
Thumbnail portraits of morbidly obese kids introduce a plaintive note to the argument, especially since, as the documentary notes, many school cafeterias are now indistinguishable from fast-food joints.
"Fed Up" gets to feeling like a special nightly news report. But as news reports go, it is an especially thorough and well-produced one, taking an in-depth look at America's worsening obesity epidemic and pointing fingers at culprits
Fed Up is a documented food fight not to be missed. Soechtig's contemplative documentary will agree with your guilty pleasure-seeking taste buds.
The impact of this negligence surrounding the health and nutritional well-being of Americans is very well documented in the film Fed Up, which is sure to leave you second guessing your dietary habits.
[Fed Up] will appeal to the same audience that enjoys the self-righteous indignation that accompanies any Michael Moore film.
A well-researched film that presents medical science and statistical trends in an easily digestible fashion.
Fed Up is a documentary about choice and accountability, but it's awfully picky about whose choice and whose accountability are to be evaluated. The result is a documentary about sugar that should probably be taken with a grain of salt.
Wow ... talk about sobering food for thought ...
Food documentaries aren't anything new, especially within the last ten years of cautionary films warning of the dangers of unhealthy eating. Unlike many films that warn you of your own wrongdoing and ignorance, this Katie Couric produced documentary puts the blame on the actual culprit: food processers.
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Interesting documentary. Pretty close to Supersize Me in terms of being inspirational and making you want to change your eating habits.
Though it's about childhood obesity in the synopsis (on Netflix, anyhow), you could really relate this to any age group. A 40 year old obviously doesn't have Pizza Hut in his school canteen, but he's more than likely got it across the road, and he's just as likely to make a bad choice
Actually it opens your eyes to marketing and sugar addiction. I know it has inspired me to take the 10 day sugar free challenge (after I eat that box of Pop Tarts in the cupboard...).
Sugar has sadly had me. In its grip since I was quite young....
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