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The amazing documentary film Super Size Me

The trend of documentary filmmakers inserting themselves into the movie and really making it all about them has some upset but as far as I’m concerned it makes the movies better. Super Size Me, a documentary film by Morgan Spurlock, is a great example of that. The premise was simple. He was going to eat nothing but McDonald’s for 30 days and anytime they asked him if he wanted his meal supersized he would say yes.
The beauty was in the simplicity. He documented everything on a shoestring budget and the fact that he got horribly ill while doing it made the movie far more interesting. The end result is a fantastically interesting film that ended up pushing McDonald’s to change their menu. They made the sizes smaller, they offered healthier items, and they became a better company.