Fed Up (2014)



Critic Consensus: Compelling and troubling in equal measure, Fed Up is an advocacy documentary that earns its outrage.

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For the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn't want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever. The film opens in theaters across the country on May 9th. (C) Official Site
PG (for thematic elements including smoking images, and brief mild language)
Documentary , Special Interest , Sports & Fitness
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All Critics (64) | Top Critics (29)

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.

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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.

Full Review… | May 29, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
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Director Stephanie Soechtig gathers activists, doctors, kids, lobbyists, parents, politicians, reporters and teachers -- all with different stakes.

Full Review… | May 22, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
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Exposé against America's nutritional war on itself is informative, passionate, slightly regurgitated.

Full Review… | May 22, 2014
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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.

Full Review… | May 22, 2014
Chicago Reader
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"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

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
Arizona Republic
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Although its arguments are more well-formed than those of the flawed Super Size Me, it still takes a similar lecturing tone and hinges on the implication that people are unable to make their own choices.

Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson

Well made and enjoyable. It appeared well researched. The information seemed spot-on from all that I've read. I'd recommend this to anyone. It is definitely worth watching.

Justin S
Justin S

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. Read more at http://www.bluefairyblog.com/reviews/2015/8/6/fed-up

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